Targeting the Lonely: Nigerian-based Scammers

I know it’s hard to believe that there are so many lonely men and women, especially seniors, who fall for on-line dating site scams and actually send money—millions of dollars annually—to people they think they are in love with, but have never met. This story from Axios is about “Scarlet Widow” a Nigerian-headquartered fraud network, Scarlet … Continue reading Targeting the Lonely: Nigerian-based Scammers

Nigerian Fraudster Indicted for Stealing Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Funds

The news of Olanrewaju A. Beyioku’s arrest in November was reported in local news and in one large news outlet—the Chicago Tribune.  The story in the suburbs section of the Tribune does not mention the ‘new American’ status of the “Indiana man” the feds indicted in December. However, the Nigerians are not so shy about identifying … Continue reading Nigerian Fraudster Indicted for Stealing Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Funds