Michael Neu

The Slidell Police Department in Louisiana say they have arrested a “Nigerian prince” scammer who is accused of pretending to be African royalty in a scam to trick people out of thousands of dollars.

WPMI reports that Michael Neu was arrested and charged with 269 counts of wire fraud and money laundering by sending emails to people and then claiming to be a Nigerian Prince who claims they are beneficiary of a large sum of money.  In order to receive their “inheritance” they must first send him their bank account details.

Police say people fall for these scams.

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