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RSN™ SCAMScam A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime - is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. NEWS: Danish Man Goes To West Africa To Arrest ‘Yahoo’ Boys Who Duped Him Of 15,000 Euros
The police of Imo State in Nigeria, have arrested some fraudFraud In law, fraud is intentional deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain (money or other assets), or to deprive a victim of a legal right. Fraud can violate civil law (e.g., a fraud victim may sue the fraud perpetrator to avoid the fraud or recover monetary compensation) or criminal law (e.g., a fraud perpetrator may be prosecuted and imprisoned by governmental authorities), or it may cause no loss of money, property, or legal right but still be an element of another civil or criminal wrong. The purpose of fraud may be monetary gain or other benefits, for example by obtaining a passport, travel document, or driver's license, or mortgage fraud, where the perpetrator may attempt to qualify for a mortgage by way of false statements. A fraud can also be a hoax, which is a distinct concept that involves deliberate deception without the intention of gain or of materially damaging or depriving a victim. boys who defrauded a Danish man identified as Jeanette Brunsma, of €15,000 (GHC 83,000) after the man came down to Nigeria to effect their arrest himself.
The suspects identified as Nicholas Lambert 22; Collins Njoku 22; Bright Chukwuezi, 23; and Chukwuemeka Ononiwu, 27, are all believed to be university undergraduates in one of the state’s universities.
Photos Only Available Of Two Of The Suspects
According to the state Commissioner of Police, Dasuki Galadanchi, 11 laptops and 20 phones of different brands were recovered from them when they were arrested.
Dasuki Galadanchi said the suspects engaged in “advanced fee fraud, otherwise known as yahoo yahoo to defraud the Dane.”
He said: “After defrauding Brunsma of the €15,000, the suspects made a fresh demand of €1,500.
“The prime suspect, Lambert, met the victim on Facebook, bearing a fake name, Johnson Mills, in order to commit the crime.”
Explaining how the suspects were arrested, the Commissioner of Police said the victim flew into the country and lodged a complaint at the state command headquarters which led to investigations by the police.
He said the victim’s statement was followed with “a digital construction analysis,” which led to the arrest of the suspects within 24 hours.
“The suspects; Nicholas Lambert, aka Johnson Mills of Onumonu Street, Owerri; Collins Njoku of Umudim Umuduruonyeoma, in the Ikeduru Local Government Area; Bright Chukwuezi of Umudim Umuduruonyeoma and Chukwuemeka Ononiwu also of Umudim Umuduruonyeoma, were arrested on September 3, 2018,” the Commissioner revealed.
“They were arrested by a combined team of operatives of Scorpion Squad and Monitoring Unit of the command for advanced fee fraud,” he added.
The main suspect claimed to be a US Army Sergeant by name Johnson Mills (Nicholas Lambert) serving in Kabul, Afghanistan.
His accomplices claimed to be Red Cross agents, were arrested together with Lambert in Imo State.
“We swooped on them at their hideout in Umuodu Mbieri, in the Mbaitoli LGA after the victim lodged a formal complaint to the police.”
“The suspects have made useful statements to the police, confessing to have defrauded Jeanette Brunsma of Ringwey 10,Weiloo, Netherlands, of the sum of €15,000.”
“The exhibits recovered from the suspects include 11 laptops and 20 phones of different brands.”
The prime suspect, Lambert, admitted he committed the crime.
He said: “I met Jeanette on Facebook; I claimed to be a US soldier to defraud him of €15,000. After the initial payment, I demanded another €1,500, after which I was arrested by the police in my hotel room. He said the other suspects were not aware that he made another demand on the Dane”.
Needless to say, this was one of the lucky ones who not only survived the experience but managed to obtain an arrest!
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