67-year-old American posing as 'Nigerian Prince' arrested for email scam

Nigerian prince’ scammer arrested — but he’s American

The scheme nets millions of dollars each year, according to the SPD, and is hard to track since numerous participants operate outside of the United States.

The scammer posed as "Nigerian prince"-in the email scams and is believed to have Nigerian collaborators".

Personal information was needed to "prove" they are the beneficiary and to speed the transfer of the "inheritance".

Neu is facing 269 charges related to wire fraud and money laundering, according to the Huffington Post.

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The scam emails involve a well-known trope that is nearly as old as the internet: A person claiming to be a Nigerian prince, or their representative, emails you requesting personal financial information in order to expedite the transfer of a massive inheritance of which you were hitherto unaware.

"So-called "Nigerian" email scams are characterized by convincing sob stories, unfailingly polite language, and promises of a big payoff.

Neu's arrest is serving as a reminder to people in the area not to fall prey to scams, explaied Slidell Police Chief Randy Fandal.

One other scam is where scammers claim they are jailed relatives of the person who answered and plead for bail money.

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The investigators continue to untangle the different scams carried out by Neu, but many additional leads connect people who are outside the United States.

If you receive a letter or email from Nigeria asking for personal or banking information, the F.B.I. recommends sending it to the Secret Service, your local F.B.I. office or the Postal Inspection Service.

Police suspect Neu of participating in hundreds of these. "Ninety-nine-point-nine percent of the time, it's a scam".

While such an invitation impresses most law-abiding citizens as a laughable hoax, millions of dollars in losses are caused by these schemes annually.

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