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Slidell PD Arrest Nigerian Prince Fraudster

Posted 30 Dec 2017 | Comments Off on Slidell PD Arrest Nigerian Prince Fraudster | 212 views

The Slidell Police Department has announced the arrest of Michael Neu for 269 counts of wire fraud and laundering.  The arrests come after 18 months of investigation. Neu is suspected of participating in advanced fee scams, also known as the Nigerian 419 scam.  In this scam, the fraudster send out mass emails pretending to have locked away funds that belong to the victim. The scammer often impersonates a Nigerian bank or government official. The victim can have the money for an up-front processing fee to unlock the transfer of the funds.  In reality, there is no money. Once the victim sends the processing fee, the scammer quietly disappears. Slidell police have not identified how many people or how much money was taken in the scams.

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