Online Dating Scams, Work-at-Home Scams, and More at the Heart of Internet Fraud Trial
Another defendant extradited in Internet fraud case
(Online Dating Scams are among many of the crimes allegedly perpetrated against American women in numerous cases in 2016- Brian O’Shea, Striker Pierce Private Investigations).
Gulfport, Miss. – The U.S. Attorney’s Office says a ninth Nigerian national has been extradited to Mississippi from South Africa in a federal Internet fraud case. Previously one South African was extradited from South Africa and an additional Nigerian from Canada. 30-year-old Gabriel Oludare Adeniran was arraigned on two counts of conspiracy to commit mail, wire and bank fraud, as well as identity theft, access device fraud and theft of government funds, and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering. The case is set for trial Jan. 17, 2017. Adeniran faces a maximum penalty of 55 years in prison on the charges. The indictment alleges a West African-based organized crime enterprise involved numerous complex financial fraud schemes over the Internet. It included romance scams, re-shipping scams, fraudulent check scams and work-at-home scams, along with bank, financial and credit card account take-overs. (Source: WTOK News, Mississippi)
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