A Nigerian scammer, Babatope Aderinoye who was able to pull a high-profile scam in the US has bagged 34-years for his criminal activities.
From the information we obtained from Instablog9ja, the U.S. Attorney’s Office says Babatope was convicted in October of 2020, on charges of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, wire fraud and money laundering, as well as aggravated identity theft and mail fraud.
Aderinoye committed the crimes by obtaining fake passports using other people’s identities. He then used those passports to set up fake businesses and bank accounts. Investigators connected him to at least 13 different aliases, 12 fake businesses, and 40 fraudulent bank accounts. They believe there could be more.
He and his co-conspirators used various e-mail compromise scams and telephone compromise scams to defraud the victims.
They would pose as someone familiar and encourage their victims to wire funds to fraudulent bank accounts.