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post #1 of 22 Old 02-05-2004, 8:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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Authorities finally catch a nigerian scammer.

It's a start,hope they make him eat mcd's 3 times a day while he's in jail.
http://www.post-gazette.com/breakin...05nigeriap5.asp
Nigerian indicted in variation of old scam

Thursday, February 05, 2004

By Torsten Ove, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
In December, British Customs agents intercepted a package of pre-addressed envelopes containing $226,000 worth of phony cashier’s checks shipped from Nigeria and bound for “Ken Smith” in North Versailles.

The intercept was part of an international crackdown on Nigerian con artists who have been ripping off Americans for 20 years using versions of an “advance fee” scam.

Ken Smith, it turns out, was really Adebayo Adedimila, 29, an American citizen holding a Nigerian passport. Agents arrested him last month, and yesterday a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh indicted him on mail fraud charges in connection with a counterfeit check scheme that represents the latest mutation of the scam.

The Adedimila case involves using Internet auction sites such as eBay to entice the gullible into parting with a few thousand dollars, prosecutors said. Typically, a Nigerian will contact a seller and say he has a “friend” in the United States who owes him money. He says the friend will send the seller a cashier’s check to cover the cost of the item being sold. But the check is for more than the item is worth. The Nigerian ships the phony cashier’s check to a cohort in the United States — Adedimila’s role, federal agents say — who sends it to the unsuspecting seller through the U.S. mail. Finally, the buyer asks the seller to send back the extra money by Western Union wire.

“Often, the sellers act as requested and wire the additional funds prior to the cashier’s check being returned as counterfeit to the seller’s bank,” said Postal Inspector Joseph Bell, in a search warrant affidavit for Adedimila’s apartment

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They took the article down
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Re: Authorities finally catch a nigerian scammer.

My co-worker JUST recieved a cashiers check from a Nigerian guy through a Canadian bank today. It LOOKS totally legit. I should ask him if he can take a picture of it or something. It's for something like $98,000. He is going to try to deposit it at lunch today. I said "Say hello to the FBI for me." If I can get a picture of the check, I'll post it on here.

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Re: Authorities finally catch a nigerian scammer.

Interesting. I'd take the check to the nearest FBI office and provide them with written documentation about everything. Odds are the check is phony and the bank may not even be able to recognize it as being that. Then your coworker will have the Feds knocking on his door asking him about the check when the check doesn't clear.

If your coworker knows the check is phony then couldn't he be in trouble for trying to cash it?
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That's what I keep telling him. It's hard to say no to that money I guess. However, you never get anything for nothing. SOME one is going to want that money and he said he looked up tons of stuff on Nigerian scams and I even sent him the story in this thread. I guess he is still going to do it. I'll try to convince him not to again.


Edit: He left to go deposit it in a new account. He wouldn't let me take a pic of it. Drat.

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oooh oooh ooh... Do you have information on the Canadian location? Perhaps some of us up here can hunt him down and take photo's of Nigerians going to jail!

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That's what I keep telling him. It's hard to say no to that money I guess. However, you never get anything for nothing. SOME one is going to want that money and he said he looked up tons of stuff on Nigerian scams and I even sent him the story in this thread. I guess he is still going to do it. I'll try to convince him not to again.


Edit: He left to go deposit it in a new account. He wouldn't let me take a pic of it. Drat.
Dammit. I wanted to see what bank it was from and get the other info. When it bounces, can you have him post some info up here?? I want to see where the little pukes are operating from!

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I think the whole check is fake. Fake bank, fake paper, fake ink. I doubt there really is a bank like this or if there is then the bank has no clue that these cashiers checks were printed. Just as stated above.

I think it was "Hoser's Bank of Canada."

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I think the whole check is fake. Fake bank, fake paper, fake ink. I doubt there really is a bank like this or if there is then the bank has no clue that these cashiers checks were printed. Just as stated above.

I think it was "Hoser's Bank of Canada."

Hey thats my bank!!!!
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That's what I keep telling him. It's hard to say no to that money I guess. However, you never get anything for nothing. SOME one is going to want that money and he said he looked up tons of stuff on Nigerian scams and I even sent him the story in this thread. I guess he is still going to do it. I'll try to convince him not to again.


Edit: He left to go deposit it in a new account. He wouldn't let me take a pic of it. Drat.
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Man, your friend is stupid. Greed is exactly why these scams work.



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Try again, Stegen.

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Re: Authorities finally catch a nigerian scammer.

I'll let you know if he gets sent to prison or what. He started talking to me about how he could get out of paying capital gains for the money....

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The co worker is clearly stupid. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. Be particularly smug when you say "I told you so"...

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Thieves SUCK!

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