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Nigerian Prince Phishing Fraud by a Man Leads to Arrest


A man aged 67, in New Orleans apparently assisted in defrauding people off dollars in the thousands while acting the middleman within certain "Nigerian Prince" online fraud. Police have caught and detained the culprit.


According to the New Orleans lawyer, the man named Michael Neu and belonging to Slidell currently faces 1 instance of committing money laundering and 269 instances of committing wire fraud.


The online scam starts with a phishing e-mail pretending to be from an official at Nigeria asserting the recipient is entitled to inherit $1m-and-more according to a will which names him the beneficiary. The e-mail subsequently asks the recipient for dispatching personal information that the scammers would utilize for defrauding the victim off his money. Techradar.com posted this, January 1, 2018.


FTC or Federal Trade Commission describes the phishing campaign as starting with one electronic mail posing as message from one higher officer at Nigeria who tries to get personal information or financial help for recovering a so-called inheritance. Many people, according to officials, have been victimized with the scam. It has been observed that Nigerian scams are of the same age like the Internet, while currently runs as one widely-employed meme amidst online based jousters.


Slidell police state that law enforcement authorities say these scams entails yearly losses of almost infinite number of dollars.


Randy Fandal, Chief of Slidell Police stated that he wanted the public to take Neu's arrest as a reminder to avoid getting preyed with such scams.


Officials suggest for exercising caution whilst getting dubious electronic mails else phone calls that unfamiliar persons send and so advise Internauts against divulging financial/personal details.


Slidell Police Cell declared the arrest of Neu following one long 18-month probe, thus reporting the news at the popular social site Facebook.


Nevertheless, they fast pointed out that the incident wasn't to be laughed away since the man understandably defrauded innumerable innocent people.


Police's probe is continuing, while they even disclosed that Neu was suspected of transmitting cash into accounts of co-conspirators based at Nigeria. Hence, in case anybody receives a sample of the e-mail, he should at best delete it.

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