Nigerian Email Scammer Arrested

“Wire me funds and I will give you a cut”

If you have ever received one of those ‘Hello Dear’ email requests for money from some grieving parent or grandparent, you’ll be happy to hear this. Interpol, the international police agency, has arrested a 40 year old Nigerian man. They believe he is the mastermind behind a large number of online scams, including some romance scams. They say he has swindled more than $60-million from people around the world – one victim alone was bilked of $15.5 million. Charges include hacking, conspiracy, and obtaining money under false pretenses.