Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Nigerian scammers caught and sentenced to 12 years

Everyone has received an email scam from some pretend Nigerian prince or official with a deal too good to be true. In spite of growing public awareness, there are still some ill-fated individuals that fall for these scams. These kinds of scams can be frustrating for those that fall prey to it. A Nigerian man has been sentenced to 12 years after being arrested late last year after running an advance fee email scam operation.

Nigerian advance fee scams involve someone pretending to be a wealthy individual in need of urgently moving huge amounts of funds from one location to another. These individuals will ask you to help them by paying for the fees requisite to do this. This type of exactly what Okpako Mike Diamreyan did as he scammed 67 victims between 2004 and 2009 out of $1.3 million.

Diamreyan fake the various individuals such as Prince Nana Kamokai of Sierra Leone. He also told acquaintances that he wanted to make $1 million before going back to Nigeria and he reported to prosecutors, "I want to forget America and come back home. It seems that he won’t be going anywhere soon as he will be spending the next 12 years in jail.

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