​67 year-old American man arrested for posing as Nigerian prince to dupe people (photo)

Michael Neu has been arrested by the police,Neu was arrested for posing as a Nigerian prince to commit fraud, He was arrested for 269 counts of wire fraud and money laundering

A 67-year-old American man from Slidell, Michael Neu, has been arrested by Slidell Police for posing as a Nigerian prince to scam a lot of people out of thousands of dollars.
The scam involved an email from someone claiming to be Nigerian royalty who tell the recipient that they are the beneficiary in a will to inherit an estate worth a million or more. 

The email solicits the recipient’s personal financial information to prove they are beneficiary and to speed the transfer of funds. Slidell Police financial crimes investigators arrested Neu for 269 counts of wire fraud and money laundering.

  • Michael Neu.

Photo source: Fox

Neu is suspected to be a middle man who participated in hundreds of financial transactions that conned money from victims across the United States.
Some of the money obtained by Neu were believed to be wired to co-conspirators in Nigeria.
A spokesperson for the Slidell Police Department said: “Most people laugh at the thought of falling for such a fraud, but law enforcement officials report annual losses of millions of dollars to these schemes.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Kennedy Chukwuemeka Nwabuoku, a US-based Nigerian businessman has reportedly been scammed in Lagos state for paying 150 plots of land valued at N787.5 million.
Nwabuoku explained that he on February paid N577, 590, 792 in installments among other charges, plus another N18million for bush clearing to the land agents.
He made this known to detectives by DCP Abutu Yaro, at the Force Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Department (FCIID), Alagbon, area of the state.
Source: Naija.ng


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