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Nigerian Jailed For UK Online Phishing Scam Netting In Excess Of £1.5 Million by naijafresh: 8:39pm On Dec 14, 2013
A man has been jailed for nearly four years for his part in a phishing scam that targeted UK students to steal in excess of £1.5m.

Olajide Onikoyi, 29, of Hexagon Close, Blackley, Manchester, was among a number of criminals who targeted students by sending them emails inviting them to update details on their student loan account via a link to a bogus website.

When the site was accessed by the unsuspecting victims, Onikoyi was able to gain unauthorised access to their bank accounts and extract large amounts of money.

Onikoyi laundered £393,000 from 238 victims in total, with one alone having £19,000 taken from their account.

The scam was identified and Onikoyi was arrested following an operation by detectives from the now-disbanded Metropolitan police central e-crime unit.

As part of their inquiries, detectives worked closely with the banking industry, internet service providers and Student Loans Company, which said it regularly put out warnings about such scams.

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/dec/14/man-jailed-phishing-scam-uk-students-olajide-onikoyi
Re: Nigerian Jailed For UK Online Phishing Scam Netting In Excess Of £1.5 Million by Kelvin4224: 8:47pm On Dec 14, 2013
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Re: Nigerian Jailed For UK Online Phishing Scam Netting In Excess Of £1.5 Million by naijafresh: 8:47pm On Dec 14, 2013
Another Nigerian in the headlines for less than honourable activities abroad.
Come to think of it, he probably defrauded fellow Nigerians as well.

Only a 3 year sentence so out in 18 months, some of the criminally minded will say not bad for that kind of return after travelling abroad to make fame and Ill-gotten fortune.

£1.5 million (his share or what's left of it) and deported back to Nigeria soon after he completes his sentence I suppose, hit the streets of Lagos as a big boy and he's laughing..

NJF

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