A Nigerian internet scammer named Agbodori Philip who commit internet fraud to cheat victims of their money was convicted by a Justice P.I. Ajoku sitting in Benin, Edo State on Thursday, 12th of February.
The fraudster who goes by several aliases such as Graham Karlsson and O’Brien Karlson to swindle cash from his victims was apprehended by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) officials along with 19 other cohorts on 30th January, 2013. He was subsequently charged with engaging in internet scam, after he was caught in possession of a laptop that had scam emails, with the subject, “Payment Details”, which he knew were false, but he still sent out to unsuspecting businessmen. He was charged under Section 6 and 8(b) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act 2006 and punishable under section 1(3) of the same Act.
Nigerian internet scam has become a global epidemic and 5 Nigerian students studying in Malaysia were also nabbed in 2012 based on their involvement in an internet love scam. Watch the video below to see their modus operandi.