Photo Credit: Today Last week, news broke in the media about how Bamise and Elizabeth Ajetunmobi, the couple that owns a popular micro-lending, fled with about N22billion investors’ funds. At first, nobody knew about their whereabouts, but soon after, an online newspaper reported that they may have acquired the citizenship of a tiny Caribean Island nation called Antigua and Barbuda.
Fraudsters are everywhere, and they are developing a new strategy everyday to withdraw money from people's bank accounts. The method of calling people on phone using bank identity to request their ATMs Card details is not working for them again. In this article, I will be sharing with you how Fraudsters can use your SIM card to empty your bank account or borrow a loan from your bank.
Internet Fraudsters or yahoo boys as they are popularly known have become very easy to find among us nowadays. Sometimes, we may find it easy to spot them in our midst as some of them don't hide what they do. At other times, it may be quite difficult to pinpoint them.
In a viral video that has been making rounds on the internet, Nigerian comedian, Mr. Macaroni was seen confronting some operatives of the Lagos State police for allegedly extorting N30k (thirty thousand naira) from an innocent young man. According to the man, the police wanted to drag him to the station for an unknown offense but while begging them, they told him to pay N30k into one of their accounts.
Nigerian Comedian, Stanley Chibuna, popularly known as funnybone has accused Maxwell Odum, of defrauding him, as he also called out Pastor Chris Oyakhilome for doing nothing about it. According to Funnybone, Maxwell Odum who is the owner of MBA Capital and Trading, who made news headlines earlier this year after being accused of defrauding investors of N122,510,000, owes him 10 million Naira.
On Friday 2 June 2017, Dammy Krane was arrested in Miami, USA for credit card fraud and identity fraud. It caused a lot of stir on the internet. The 'Amin' crooner was arrested with some other people and it was reported that he had used a stolen credit card to book a private jet from the company TapJets while he was on holiday in Miami.
How would you feel when you wake up one morning and find out that all your bank savings are gone. Oh my God! That's something you won't want to ever experience. Fraudsters are always devising new means of defrauding people of their hard-earned money and as such, there is a need to always stay informed.
Nigeria is a country where its citizens have to work for almost everything to survive. Unlike in some foreign countries, the government have provided them with enough essentials for easy living. As a citizen hustling to earn a living, you shouldn't have the thought of indulging in cybercrime to sponsor your livelihood, and here are some reasons.
At some point, we must have heard either on the news or from a person that a person was released on "5 million naira bail", "10 million naira bail" and so on. We could also have heard people say that "bail is free".
A few days ago, information emerged that the couple who founded a dubious investment company, Imagine Global Solutions Limited, had fled the country to the Caribbean Islands of Antigua and Barbuda following the collapse of their company. The couple, Bamise and Elizabeth Ajetunmobi, had reportedly acquired citizenship of the islands well ahead of the business collapse.
Seven leaders of the Neo Black Movement of Africa, also known as “Black Axe,” and an eighth man who conspired with a Black Axe leader, were charged with multiple federal crimes relating to Internet fraud they perpetrated from South Africa, Acting U.S. Attorney, Rachael A. Honig, announced.
The 20th century introduced the use of technology innovation in almost every sector of the economy. Enhance connectivity among similar sectors and allow easy communication while transacting business or performing other activities. Photo Credit: Thewhistler.ng As cyber space deals with a wide-area network, it is overcrowded with cyber activities.
The issue of Nnamdi Kanu being arraigned in court today has been a major topic for discussion on different blog and social media site. Some great Nigerian personalities, lawyers and Traditional rulers are at the court to witness this judgement. Unlucky for them, most of them were not allowed into the court.
Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu on Thursday lost his bid to be moved to the Kuje Correctional Centre. IPOB leader request to be moved from the Kuje Correctional Centre from the Department of State Service, DSS, facility was rejected by Justice Binta Nyako of the Abuja Federal High Court.
Internet fraud is known as the use of Internet services or some form of software that has Internet access to defraud victims or take advantage of them. This is done in such a way that the victims are unaware of what is about to befall them. As of today, the "Internet crime schemes steals millions of dollars each year from victims" and continue to carry out their devious schemes through the Internet by numerous methods.
Popular relationship therapist, Blessing CEO has weighed in on Cubana Chief Priest's recent allegation that has rocked social media tonight. The allegation has it that Maria not only snatched the husband of Chief Priest's sister, she also called her on the phone and threatened to deal with her if she does not leave her husband for her.
A 44-year-old man has been arrested by Nigeria, NSCDC, Ondo State Command, for allegedly defrauding desperate job seekers in the state. The suspect, Ayodele Ige, who said he was a notorious swindler, had been on the wanted list of the command after series of complaints against him by his victims.
Senator pius Anyim, who was Senate president between 2000 and 2003 is under going serious questioning by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged corruption and diversion of public funds. It was reported by Sources who spoke anonymously that Anyim arrived at the headquarters of the EFCC in Abuja at about 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 24.
Image credit Bayo Taiwo, the presiding judge at a high court in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, has ordered one Adewale Tosin, an internet fraudster popularly known as Yahoo Boy, to sweep the court premises for 6 months over $2,400 fraud. Tosin received the sentence after he pleaded guilty to defrauding an American man, Lylian Zamarippa, of the sum of $2,400 while pretending to be a female with the name Zielone Nyson.
Different strategies are adopted by fraudsters to financially exploit vulnerable Nigerians daily. Several reports of bank accounts being hacked have been made. The strategies adopted by these fraudsters usually involve impersonating banks representatives, however, as people are aware of these tricks, other avenues have been adopted.