SCARS™ Special Report: A Victim's Story Of Imprisonment By A Scammer In Nigeria The ‘Yahoo Boy’ Who Kidnapped & Held Prisoner An American Woman In Lagos For Over 1 Year After Luring Her To Nigeria The police said the American was confined against her wish in a hotel in Lagos by one Chukwuebuka Obiaku, a suspected fraudster that “extorted her of about $48,000”. Nigerian Police officers have rescued a citizen of the United States of America [...]
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SCARS™ Scam News: Major Nigerian Scammer Cartel Shutdown In Dubai UPDATED June 27, 2020 Hushpuppi, the infamous Nigerian Kingpin of his own Scammer Cartel has been arrested. He and Woodberry were planning a US$435,000,000 cyber heist before their arrest! This represents the FOURTH Multi-Billion Dollar scammer cartel and kingpins arrested in the last year! According to Reports: Brigadier Jamal Salem Al Jallaf, Director of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at Dubai Police said Hushpuppi and his [...]
SCARS™ Irony: Ghana Scammer Demolishes Nigerian Embassy! In an incredibly bold move, a Ghana scammer claimed to own the property where the Nigerian Embassy stood - ignoring Diplomatic Sovereignty completely. The Ghana president was forced to apologize to the government of Nigeria for embassy demolition! As the song says "And isn't it ironic, don't you think?" According to the BBC: Mr Akufo-Addo has ordered an investigation, a statement from the Nigerian government said after his [...]
SCARS™ Breaking News: Nigeria Begins Repaying Victims Of Nigerian-Based Cybercrime [UPDATED] UPDATED: CONTACT INFO ADDED For The First Time, The Nigerian EFCC (Economic & Financial Crimes Commission) at the urging of the United States Senator Chuck Grassley is repaying money stolen by a scammer back to the victim. From the EFCC - Their Announcement: EFCC Returns $4,040 to Brazilian Victim of Internet Fraud Debora Moreira, a Brazilian victim of internet fraud, has acknowledged the receipt [...]
SCARS™ Guide: Standard Nigerian Scams & Online Fraud This guide is an introduction. Please review our other guides and articles for more detailed information about all the forms of scams and how victims can recover from them. Internet Financial Scams We hear from people every day who have been defrauded for hundreds or thousands of dollars by Internet contacts they thought were their friends or loved ones. Internet scams are attempts by con artists (cybercriminals) [...]
SCARS™ Law Enforcement: EFCC Arrests 89 ‘Yahoo-Boys’ in Ibadan Nigeria Night Club The Ibadan zonal office of the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 89 suspected internet fraudsters at the popular Club 360 located on the Akala Expressway, Oluyole Extension in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital of Nigeria. This is the EFCC's second-largest raid (after the 99 that were arrested at one time in 2019.) In preparation for the late-night operation which [...]