According to the Federal Trade Commission, the scammers operate by posing as Nigerian royalty or high-ranking officials and persuade victims to provide them with financial assistance or personal information to retrieve a fictional inheritance.
In what has been described as a "complicated case", the police said Neu wires funds to his alleged co-conspirators in Nigeria.
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A 67-year-old Louisiana man, who allegedly served as a go-between in the "Nigerian prince" scheme that scammed people out of thousands of dollars, was arrested after an 18-month investigation, WGNO reported.
The investigation is still pending due to its worldwide reach, but authorities said the money Neu allegedly stole had been wired to a third-party in Nigeria. "Never give out personal information over the phone, through e-mail, cash checks for other individuals, or wire large amounts of money to someone you don't know". The police say the investigation is ongoing, and also "extremely difficult" since numerous leads point to suspected perpetrators living outside the United States.
Neu's arrest is serving as a reminder to people in the area not to fall prey to scams, explaied Slidell Police Chief Randy Fandal.
Police said if someone calls claiming to be an official of a government agency, your local utility company, a law enforcement official, or anything similar, ask for a callback number and verify the person is legitimate.
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