People get scammed these days very easily. Some just fall for schemes involving fake smartphones, unreal inheritance, and even a phony airport. Yep, you read that right, an airport!
Internet fraud, commonly known as 419, has become a global issue. But before all that, a Nigerian had committed one of the biggest scams in the world.
But before all that, a Nigerian had committed one of the biggest scams in the world.
It all started when Emmanuel Nwude sent a facsimile addressed to Nelson Sakaguchi, and was able to carry out a jaw-dropping scam.
Sakaguchi was a banker at the Brazilian Bank, Banco Noroeste, and Nwude offered him something he couldn’t resist. His decision of taking the bait changed the course of his life in 1995.
Nwude, pretending to be the Central Bank of Nigeria governor Paul Ogwuma, informed Sakaguchi of Nigeria’s plan to build an airport in Abuja, and explained that he stood a chance of cashing in on $10 million commission when the deal was passed.
Sakaguchi then went to London and met four Nigerians. He paid $191 million in cash and the remainder in the form of outstanding interest. Shockingly, the Nigerian scammer convinced Sakaguchi to purchase an entire airport, which is non-existent.
The Spanish bank Santander was interested in buying Banco Noroeste in 1997 and the scam was finally realized. The fraud was uncovered after a December 1997 joint board meeting, where an official from Santander asked why a considerable amount of funds of Noroeste were not monitored in the Cayman Islands.
Sakaguchi alleged that he lost the money through trades but later admitted that he used it to invest in an airport.
An investigation was then developed in Brazil, Nigeria, the U.S., and Switzerland. An auditor eventually concluded that Sakaguchi had swindled the bank out of $242 million.
After due process, Nwude finally pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five concurrent sentences of five years and was also asked to pay a $10 million fine.
Nwude was released in the fraud case, but currently in custody on murder charges.
Family May Leave Their Home Because of Ghost Sightings
Would you dare live in this creepy neighborhood?
Everyone wants their home to be peaceful complete with quiet surroundings and friendly neighbors. The Carters were lucky enough to find such place in a nice neighborhood in Henderson, Kentucky - or so they thought.
They have settled down quite well in their home when their peace was disrupted. The creepy part, however, is that they say all the disturbance are being caused by a ghost.
The Carter family is seriously thinking of leaving their home because of a ghost.
Hidden Camera Discovered Inside Child’s Teddy Bear Won At A Fair
It’s frightening for parents to think their child is being watched.
Imagine the shock and fright of finding a camera inside your child’s teddy bear. This parental nightmare actually happened to a mother from Tennessee.
On Saturday, a mother from Tennessee discovered the camera stuffed inside the teddy bear, which her child won during the Wilson County Fair. Upon the discovery of the hidden camera, the mother reported the incident to authorities triggering a formal investigation by the Lebanon Police Department.
According to the Lebanon Police Department’s Facebook page, they had examined the teddy bear and questioned the booth operator who handed out the prize for the child.
Bride Cancels Wedding And Breaks Up With Fiancé After Not Getting Her ’Kardashian’ Nuptial
“I just wanted to be a Kardashian for a day and then live my life like normal.”
A woman's Facebook post had gone viral when she canceled her wedding broke up with her fiancé because she wasn't happy with what was going on. The bride-to-be is blaming her friends and family for not sending enough money so that she could afford her dream wedding.
Netizens wondered if the post was real. Fact or fiction, this story is indeed a wild ride into the very real phenomenon that weddings make people do crazy things.
There's bridezilla — and then there's this woman, who is only known as “Susan.”