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Police in Nigeria have arrested the suspected mastermind of a web of cybercrime scams thought to have cost victims worldwide more than $60m. The 40-year-old Nigerian national, known so far only as "Mike", was arrested in a joint operation by INTERPOL and the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crime Commission. The main two types …

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Both are currently on bail?

For people who scammed millions, which I assume haven't been recovered?

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Re: Both are currently on bail?

I suspect that the arrestees may have somewhat fewer millions left.

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Re: Both are currently on bail?

So, "fewer" doesn't mean they still won't run.

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Re: Both are currently on bail?

'Fewer' means that they traded some for the chance to run. And that they'll have company on the flight to Rio.

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Re: Both are currently on bail?

It is not bail, it is the "freedom to operate fee" which he forgot to pay.

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Dear Mr Policeman

My name is Mike Mboango, a rich CEO who has been falsely imprisoned for charges which are against me untrue.

My bank accounts have been frozen and denied to me, and I need monies to bribe the guards to secure my innocents.

If you could find it in your heart to foward me $5000 to make the demanded payments for release, I will compensate you tenfold when I aquited of false crimes.

Sincerely

Mike.

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Re: Dear Mr Policeman

It wouldn't be the cops, those boys probably have their cut already. See 'el Chapo' for an example.

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Re: Dear Mr Policeman

That letter is obviously fake - it is not written in capital letters and is correctly spelled.

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Meh

Re: Dear Mr Policeman

That letter is obviously fake - it is not written in capital letters and is correctly spelled.

AND it doesn't contain the word "modalities".

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"conned a particularly unfortunate mark into handing over $15.4m."

Maybe words other than unfortunate spring to mind

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Official Correspondence...

Dear Mike,

It has come to my notice that a man of your status and stature is expected to pay not less than $2 million in bribes per year, and yet our records show conclusively that your payments have fallen below $5,000 per month for several consecutive months.

Unless you correct this unfortunate situation with immediate effect, I shall be forced to contact my colleagues in our Enforcement Branch.

Yours faithfully

(signed)

Alhaji Muhammed A. Dicko

Chief Collections Officer

Federal Ministry of Corruption

Abuja

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