An American couple stops two Nigerians from taking away all their savings.
A US couple Andrea Voss and Steve Voss have prevented two Nigerian men from taking money from their checking account just in time.
Andrea and her husband have been retired for 16 months now. They had planned to spend their retirement by visiting exotic locations such as Hawaii. The couple had just come back from Yellowstone National Park when they noticed something was wrong with their funds put aside for their vacation.
"I logged into my account and it’s a zero-dollar balance" Steve Voss told KSL. "He told me and I was like ‘You’ve got to be kidding. This can’t happen to me. This happens to other people" Andrea added.
During their investigation, Steve saw the personal details that was used to wipe out his accounts. This was a red flag for him. Unfortunately for the Nigerian crooks, the check had already gone out but "the package has been sent but redirected from my home for pickup somewhere else."
Steve and Andrea informed the police who confirmed the package hadn't been picked up. A plan was put in motion to catch Temilade Adekunle and Abdulrasheed Yusuf, the suspects.
As expected Adekunle and Yusuf showed up to collect the package. They were both arrested in possession of out-of-state IDs and a different 401(k) check from another individual.
"If he wouldn’t have checked his balance until (Monday) morning at 9 a.m., it would have been too late because the suspects would have been gone" said Unified police detective, Shawn Fausett on Steve Voss checking his account quickly.
Temilade Adekunle and Abdulrasheed Yusuf are presently in police custody and held for investigation for ID theft and communications fraud.