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Interpol Taskforce Arrests Wanted Nigerian Scammers In South Africa by TonySpike: 10:30am On Jun 01, 2012
By SAPA

Four men have been arrested in Gauteng in connection with fraud relating to 419 scams, police said on Thursday.

Colonel Vishnu Naidoo said the men were arrested on Wednesday and Thursday by Interpol members acting on a United States extradition order to arrest Nigerian Ayodele Abrahamm Saliu.

“He (Saliu) is being sought in the United States of America to stand trial of 12 cases including charges of fraud, computer intrusion and identity theft,” Naidoo said in a statement.

“He is accused of being involved in wire fraud, bank fraud, computer intrusion and identity theft which resulted in people being defrauded of an accumulative amount of over US500 000.”

The 419 scam is also known as the lottery scam, and an unsolicited fax, e-mail, or letter from Nigeria or another African country making a proposal, but asking for up-front payment of a fee.

Saliu came to South Africa a month ago, but could not be located as he continuously moved around, said Naidoo.

“On May 29, at 9.30pm, Saliu tried to leave SA from OR Tambo International Airport where our Interpol officers arrested him under the penal code 41(k) of the Criminal Procedure Act,” he said.

“Yesterday, (Wednesday) Interpol members conducted further investigation which led them to three other male Nigerian nationals.”

Naidoo said only one of them could produce his passport. Another had only a copy of his passport and the third said his passport was with a contact who was organising his permanent residency.

“Their cellphones were inspected by one of the police's IT specialist and (they were) found to have messages containing names and bank accounts of people from USA, Canada, UK, Finland, SA and other countries,” said Naidoo.

“Some of the messages were connected to the 419 scam of the value of between R600 000 and R900 000. Other messages on the cellphones were instructions to 'speed up hacking processes'.”

The 419 scams were the largest in the world in terms of monetary losses, the police said on their website. A task team had been set up to investigate them.

Naidoo said a laptop was inspected and police discovered it contained files with 419 scam messages which had been sent around the world.

“The files found on the laptop contained names, addresses, telephone numbers, bank accounts details with amounts in different currencies of different people around the world either used or to be used for fraud and identity theft.”

The files also contained files with internal bank information relating to accounts of various people worldwide.

Saliu appeared in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court for the extradition hearing.

“The case was postponed to June 7 and he remains in custody,” said Naidoo.

The other three men would appear in the Pretoria Commercial Crimes Court on Monday on charges relating to fraud and identity theft.

http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/419-scam-syndicate-busted-1.1309289

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Re: Interpol Taskforce Arrests Wanted Nigerian Scammers In South Africa by Beaf: 10:35am On Jun 01, 2012
More Nairalanders arrested. embarassed
Re: Interpol Taskforce Arrests Wanted Nigerian Scammers In South Africa by justwise(m): 12:56pm On Jun 01, 2012
This is the type of news i like reading, cage them, they can run but can't hide.

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Re: Interpol Taskforce Arrests Wanted Nigerian Scammers In South Africa by gulfer: 12:57pm On Jun 01, 2012
Beaf: More Nairalanders arrested. embarassed
Can you hear yourself BRAY? grin
Re: Interpol Taskforce Arrests Wanted Nigerian Scammers In South Africa by Yorisb: 12:59pm On Jun 01, 2012
Beaf: More Nairalanders arrested. embarassed
grin
Re: Interpol Taskforce Arrests Wanted Nigerian Scammers In South Africa by stepo707(m): 12:59pm On Jun 01, 2012
embarassed embarassed
Re: Interpol Taskforce Arrests Wanted Nigerian Scammers In South Africa by AkpuNku2: 1:02pm On Jun 01, 2012
the guy don 4kup, why SA why not run come 9ja

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Re: Interpol Taskforce Arrests Wanted Nigerian Scammers In South Africa by Modishguy(m): 1:05pm On Jun 01, 2012
This is good news.....they should even kill him for all i care...gosh !
Re: Interpol Taskforce Arrests Wanted Nigerian Scammers In South Africa by chuks49(m): 1:14pm On Jun 01, 2012
Bluetooth Saliu
Re: Interpol Taskforce Arrests Wanted Nigerian Scammers In South Africa by timpaker(m): 1:20pm On Jun 01, 2012
Haba! dis people don catch my dude, dem for wait make him do the last runz nah. its not fair ooo, cry cry cry the guy hustle don over. embarassed embarassed embarassed embarassed
Re: Interpol Taskforce Arrests Wanted Nigerian Scammers In South Africa by Reference(m): 1:23pm On Jun 01, 2012
Well, as long as they are not elected officials its perfectly okay. Who cares.
Re: Interpol Taskforce Arrests Wanted Nigerian Scammers In South Africa by mikeapollo: 1:24pm On Jun 01, 2012
This is what has made many countries to be wary of Nigerians.....we are just becoming increasingly shameless in our corrupt tendencies.
People are keeping quiet now, but when you hear that some countries are palnning to deport illegal Nigerian immigrants from their country, some people would start talking nonesense.

If you leave your rotten country to sojourn in another man's country, the least expected of you is to conduct yourself in a decent and law abiding manner!

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Re: Interpol Taskforce Arrests Wanted Nigerian Scammers In South Africa by noiseless: 1:25pm On Jun 01, 2012
Heasy monii hungry YYYs!
Re: Interpol Taskforce Arrests Wanted Nigerian Scammers In South Africa by polokor60(m): 1:31pm On Jun 01, 2012
Beaf: More Nairalanders arrested. embarassed
grin market don fall press them,yahoo group of company no be work oooo.i must hamma syndromeangry
Re: Interpol Taskforce Arrests Wanted Nigerian Scammers In South Africa by Afam4eva(m): 1:40pm On Jun 01, 2012
This shouldn't be news.
Re: Interpol Taskforce Arrests Wanted Nigerian Scammers In South Africa by Chanchit: 1:42pm On Jun 01, 2012
That is to say, monkey don go market, but this time e don hang for market... God punish devil..
Re: Interpol Taskforce Arrests Wanted Nigerian Scammers In South Africa by basher(m): 1:45pm On Jun 01, 2012
Choi! They've arrested future house of reps members. grin

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Re: Interpol Taskforce Arrests Wanted Nigerian Scammers In South Africa by Skywalker5(m): 1:46pm On Jun 01, 2012
I thought all this scams will expire one day. seems boys always have a way to update and bring out new ways of scamming

mean while waiting for the real Nairalanders to come here . subscribing... wink wink wink wink
Re: Interpol Taskforce Arrests Wanted Nigerian Scammers In South Africa by noiseless: 1:49pm On Jun 01, 2012
Why is this type of heartless activities not given harsher punishment than that of marijuana selling? It's better to be a "common car spare parts seller" than a heartless and greedy YYYs always sniffing into people's lfeline to destroy it.
Re: Interpol Taskforce Arrests Wanted Nigerian Scammers In South Africa by Nobody: 2:08pm On Jun 01, 2012
Owo palaba won segi,God finish devil.

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Re: Interpol Taskforce Arrests Wanted Nigerian Scammers In South Africa by holusormi(m): 2:27pm On Jun 01, 2012
damn!!..they got caught,, it aint a crime until u are caught!!! And dahz why i still love TOBECHI ENYINNA ONWUHARA...they couldnt catch him....na dis kain mumu guyz dey always derep sharp naija guyz,,wonder why he culdnt jt come home and live large....
Re: Interpol Taskforce Arrests Wanted Nigerian Scammers In South Africa by MRMICKMEN: 2:32pm On Jun 01, 2012
ya thats bluetooths real name and now nairalanders are free from tribal molestatn.OLE
Re: Interpol Taskforce Arrests Wanted Nigerian Scammers In South Africa by Skywalker5(m): 2:33pm On Jun 01, 2012
holusormi: damn!!..they got caught,, it aint a crime until u are caught!!! And dahz why i still love TOBECHI ENYINNA ONWUHARA...they couldnt catch him....na dis kain mumu guyz dey always derep sharp naija guyz,,wonder why he culdnt jt come home and live large....


Wow you heard of that guy. I heard he was once on FBI most wanted list and they cant find him
Re: Interpol Taskforce Arrests Wanted Nigerian Scammers In South Africa by Bright2(m): 2:46pm On Jun 01, 2012
Drain out his blood,donate it to the needy & berry his 419 expertise before he transfer it to the next generation. This Nigeria man sef,but Y?
Re: Interpol Taskforce Arrests Wanted Nigerian Scammers In South Africa by holusormi(m): 3:08pm On Jun 01, 2012
Sky-walker:



Wow you heard of that guy. I heard he was once on FBI most wanted list and they cant find him

Yes ooo..d nigger is a moafeckin genius!!!
Re: Interpol Taskforce Arrests Wanted Nigerian Scammers In South Africa by Soyedele1(m): 3:08pm On Jun 01, 2012
If it ws u,i wld run come naija??guess u r one of dem spoiling d image of naija

Akpu.Nku:
the guy don 4kup, why SA why not run come 9ja
Re: Interpol Taskforce Arrests Wanted Nigerian Scammers In South Africa by noiseless: 3:12pm On Jun 01, 2012
Whatever makes you happy,it's not a news that YYY BUSINESS where your folks show their "power" if you like type all the igbo name you can think of, the fact remains ALHJI AYODELE SALIU and his gang of YYY scammers are taken off the street, and we know how your likes are obsessed with thiefing other innocent people's IDs to carry out your criminal activities, who knows maybe your "tobechi" could be one of those stolen identities by your scamming terror folks. Shame on you!
holusormi: damn!!..they got caught,, it aint a crime until u are caught!!! And dahz why i still love TOBECHI ENYINNA ONWUHARA...they couldnt catch him....na dis kain mumu guyz dey always derep sharp naija guyz,,wonder why he culdnt jt come home and live large....
Whatever makes you happy,it's not a news that YYY BUSINESS where your folks show their "power" if you like type all the igbo name you can think of, the fact remains ALHJI AYODELE SALIU and his gang of YYY scammers are taken off the street, and we know how your likes are obsessed with thiefing other innocent people's IDs to carry out your criminal activities, who knows maybe your "tobechi" could be one of those stolen identities by your scamming terror folks. Shame on you!
Re: Interpol Taskforce Arrests Wanted Nigerian Scammers In South Africa by AkpuNku2: 3:35pm On Jun 01, 2012
Soyedele1: If it ws u,i wld run come naija??guess u r one of dem spoiling d image of naija


Shut the 4cuk with u, id.ot
Re: Interpol Taskforce Arrests Wanted Nigerian Scammers In South Africa by collins123(m): 3:37pm On Jun 01, 2012
Take it or leave it. There are much more Y boys than u can possibly imagine. Its up to u to accept money if them offer u. Abi.

Hustle fell their hands. Same with all of you wey dey Alaba dey burn pirated softwares etc. And also same with you pple wey dey buy Adobe Premiere Pro for 100 Naira.

We are all affected.
Re: Interpol Taskforce Arrests Wanted Nigerian Scammers In South Africa by ebamma(m): 3:50pm On Jun 01, 2012
the hunter now the hunted
Re: Interpol Taskforce Arrests Wanted Nigerian Scammers In South Africa by chucky234(m): 4:03pm On Jun 01, 2012
Wow,I am popping a champaign...
Wipe them all off the surface of the earth as they are pests in our society and a threat to our existence.
Re: Interpol Taskforce Arrests Wanted Nigerian Scammers In South Africa by Revealedtv(m): 4:34pm On Jun 01, 2012
Beaf: More Nairalanders arrested. embarassed
HAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAH

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