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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: Nigerians Re-arraign Two For Internet 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. – Once Wasn’t Enough

EFCCEFCC Economic and Financial Crimes Commission The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is a Nigerian law enforcement agency that investigates financial crimes such as advance fee fraud (419 fraud), scams, and money laundering. The EFCC was established in 2003, partially in response to pressure from the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF), which named Nigeria as one of 23 countries non-cooperative in the international community's efforts to fight money laundering. The agency has its head office in Abuja, Nigeria. Re-arraigns Two For Internet Fraud

The Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos office, on Thursday, November 22, 2018, re-arraigned one Sylvester Osolase before Justice O.A. Taiwo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on a four-count charge bordering on possession of documents containing false information.

The offense is contrary to Section 6, 8(b) and 1(3) of the Advance Fee FraudAdvance Fee Fraud An advance fee scam or fraud is a form of fraud and is one of the most common types of online confidence tricks. The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, in return for a small up-front payment, which the fraudster claims will be used to obtain the large sum. If a victim makes the payment, the fraudster either invents a series of further fees for the victim or simply disappears. and Other Fraud Related Offences Act No. 14 of 2006.

One of the counts reads: ” That you, Sylvester Osolase, on or about the 27th of May, 2018 at Lagos, within the Ikeja judicial division of this honourable Court, with intent to defraud, had in your possession documents titled “Priority Mail 2-DayTM” and Priority Mail 2-DayTM”, which documents were printed out from your email address adcane01@yahoo.com and which you knew contained false information”.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him. In view of his pleas, the prosecution counsel, Vera Agboje, asked the court for a trial date.

However, counsel to the defendant, Lekan Egberongbe, asked the court to allow the defendant to continue to enjoy the bail earlier granted him by the court.

Consequently, Justice Taiwo adjourned the matter to February 4, 2019, for the commencement of the trial.

In a related development, another suspected Internet fraudsterFraudster A Scammer or Fraudster is someone that engages in deception to obtain money or achieve another objective. They are criminals that attempt to deceive a victim into sending more or performing some other activity that benefits the scammer., Mayaki Monday, was today re-arraigned by the EFCC before Justice Taiwo on a 10-count charge bordering on possession of documents containing false information. The offense is contrary to Section 6, 8(b) and 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences Act No. 14 of 2006.

One of the counts reads: “That you, Mayaki Monday on or about the 27th of May, 2018 at Lagos within the Ikeja judicial division of this honourable court, with intent to defraud, had in your possession e-mail correspondence titled “Re: Their response Mary’s lawyer” which you sent from your email address: lawofficebarristerjoe @gmail.com to parts01@yahoo. com which email you knew contained false information”.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him. In view of his pleas, the prosecution counsel, Agboje, asked the court for a trial date.

However, counsel to the defendant, Egberongbe, asked the court to allow the defendant to continue to enjoy the bail earlier granted him by the court.

The matter was adjourned to February 4, 2019, for the commencement of the trial.

The suspects were arrested on Sunday, May 27, 2018, at River View Estate, Isheri North, Lagos State, following intelligence report received by the Commission about their activities.

The suspects, who were dealing in romance and classified scamsScams 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., confessed to having defrauded several unsuspecting victims around the world.

They also confessed to having used proceeds of their illicitillicit Illicit means something that is not legally permitted or authorized under the law; unlicensed; unlawful. It can also mean disapproved of or not permitted for moral or ethical reasons. deals to buy cars, paid their rents and travel around the world.

Items found on them include laptops, cars, mobile phones and incriminating documents that were printed from their emails.

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