U. A. E. - 3 More Nigerian scammers arrested
3 More Nigerian scammers arrested
Through some law enforcement contacts, we had provided the police in Dubai a listing of several bank accounts that some scammers in Dubai were using. The police were shocked because the accounts belonged to several businessmen in Dubai and were legitimate accounts of long standing. However they delayed contacting the bank and the victims of the identity theft. The weekend following our sending them the information on the accounts, the Nigerian criminals raided the accounts they had been fattening. They emptied the accounts of over $2,000,000.
As it turns out one of the accounts belonged to a very high placed official in the UAE. He soon provided the local police with motivation enough to get them on the ball. They used the headers of the e-mails we had received from the criminals, in their Internet scams, to identify the cyber cafe they were using at the Deera Hotel there in Dubai. The Nigerian scammers were VERY surprised to learn that the police had the cafe staked out waiting for them to appear. The police arrested them there in the cafe and they made their first court appearance today.
As it turns out, banking regulations in Dubai only allow you to transfer a limited amount of funds from an account there without the assistance of bank personel. But you can transfer any amount you choose to other bank accounts in Dubai. The banks and police soon traced down the bank accounts where the scammers had transfered the stolen funds to and and recovered all but $120,000 of the millions that had been stolen. Between the information from those accounts set up by the Nigerians, and the information we had provided them; they were able to identify the 3 Nigerians responsible and set up the stake out at the cafe. They are also looking for another Nigerian who appears to be the mastermind of the plot who flew into Duabi to make sure all was prepared and then flew out shortly before the hit on the banks.
The police also informed us that they had arrested a total of 4 other West african scammers based upon the information we had provided them from their scams. So that is now a total of seven scammers in jail and one on the run. AND one happy Sheik who got his money back.
Last edited by Miyuki; 05-24-2007 at 02:55 PM.
Silence is the scammer's best friend; knowledge is the scammer's worst enemy. 沈黙は詐欺師のよき友達、知識は詐欺師の天敵。Think globally, act globally.