Why Always Nigerians? Nigerian fraudster arrested in Canada in $230K scam

A Nigerian fraudster has been arrested in Canada for allegedly running an an online scam syndicate where he defrauded over 50 people of $230,000.

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The arrested fraudster, Michael Odine play

The arrested fraudster, Michael Odine

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A wanted Nigerian fraudster has been arrested in Canada for allegedly running a massive scamming scheme that defrauded over 50 people of over $230,000 over a period of time.

The Winnipeg Police Service reports that the 26-year-old Nigerian, Michael Ose Odine, has been running a marketing scam that was targeting people on the Internet through false advertisements.

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A statement by Constable Jason Michalyshen of the WPS reads:

“He would go online, he would respond to ads. He would place ads, where individuals would respond to him. WPS's investigations revealed that the suspect’s communication typically occurred by email and text messages."

Constable Michalyshen explained further that the online advertisements were about romance, employment and rental scams and the victims were from a number of places across Canada, the United States, and Europe, and were defrauded of more than $230,000 by Odine.

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Odine who first arrested in March 2016, and charged weeks later, was released on bail in April but while on bail, he went back to his scam and was arrested again in May and charged with additional fraud-related offenses.

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