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Fraudsters using fake website to fleece Nigerians seeking employment – NIS chief

The Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, has raised the alarm that fraudsters are using a fake NIS website to defraud Nigerians who are seeking employment.
Ignace Sossou quoted on his Facebook and Twitter pages comments made by Benin’s public prosecutor Mario Metonou at a media event to discuss fake news on December 17.

Facebook, eBay crackdown on scammers trading fake reviews

Facebook and eBay pledged Wednesday to more aggressively tackle scammers trading fake and misleading product reviews in new agreements with British regulators.
An Ilorin, Kwara State lawyer Olarewaju Aluko and his client, Taiye Na’Allah, on Thursday sued the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) at a Kwara State High Court for alleged defamation of character.

Yahoo boys’ mothers form association, foreign auctioneers to sell Deziani’s jewelries

So also has the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission invited foreign auctioneers to sell the jewelries seized from Nigeria’s former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Deziani Alison-Madueke.
But this rich resource has also attracted a network of scammers who, posing as legitimate gold traders, dupe buyers out of their money.

Fool’s Gold: Inside Ghana’s million dollar scamming syndicates

In recent years, it has been home to a multibillion-dollar industry which, according to the Observatory of Economic Complexity, accounts for nearly half of the country's exports.

RRS arrests five real estate ‘serial scammers’

A five-member gang of serial real estate scammers, who were about to fraudulently lease out someone else’s duplex in Lekki Phase 2 to a house seeker for a sum of N4.5 million have been arrested by the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) at the point of exchange of money and keys.

Air Peace warns Nigerians in South Africa against fraudsters

One of Nigeria’s major carriers, Air Peace, has warned citizens living in South Africa to be beware of scammers who are taking advantage of the xenophobic attacks by collecting money from Nigerians for their return to the country.
One of the indicted Nigerians arrested for online scam in the US

How Japanese woman led FBI to 80 Nigerian scammers

A romance scam in 2016 between a Japanese woman and a Nigerian who described himself as a US Army Captain stationed in Syria, led the FBI to the record crackdown on 80 Nigerian scammers, published documents revealed.

Scam: Expert cautions against Whatsapp data freebies

An IT expert, Onu Grace, has warned users of the online messaging app, WhatsApp, not to click on links in forwarded messages offering free internet.
The State Security Service (SSS), self-styled as the Department of State Services (DSS), is the primary domestic intelligence agency of Nigeria.

DSS: We’re not recruiting

“The Service wishes to state that the information is not correct and should be treated as a scam by fraudsters to swindle unsuspecting members of the public, particularly job applicants”, it noted.
Peter Obi

Peter Obi distances self from fraudulent empowerment scheme

Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, Peter Obi, has washed his hands off a fraudulent empowerment scheme advertised in the social media by scammers using a fake Peter Obi account.
Nigerians in Russia

Stranded and cash-strapped Nigerian World Cup fans beg embassy for return tickets

No less than 400 Nigerian who were promised lucrative employment in Russia spent the night near the Nigerian Embassy in Mamontovsky Lane, Moscow, in the hope that they’ll get help with their return tickets.

Disgraced Ghana FA chief apologises, resigns

Kwesi Nyantakyi has resigned from his position as Ghana Football Association (GFA) President after he was caught on camera receiving cash gifts from undercover reporters.

2019: NCP disowns presidential aspirant Thomas Ikubese

The National Conscience Party (NCP), Lagos State chapter, has disowned Dr. Thomas-Wilson Ikubese, who claims to be a 2019 presidential aspirant under its platform, saying that he is not a functional member of the party.

German pensioner shoots policewoman he mistook for scammer

A 90-year-old pensioner in western Germany mistook a policewoman for a fraudster and shot at her with a rifle, leaving her with blast trauma.

Nigerian national jailed in US for email scams

A Nigerian man was sentenced to three years and five months in prison by a U.S. judge on Thursday after he pleaded guilty to taking part in email scams to defraud thousands of victims around the world of millions of dollars, U.S. prosecutors said.

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