Slidell, La.- After an 18 month long investigation, Michael Neu, 67, was arrested in Louisiana for allegedly being the middleman in a “Nigerian Prince” scam. The gag is Neu is an elderly white man. Who would’ve thought?!
Nau allegedly would send the monies scammed back to his fellow scammers back in Nigeria. It all begins with an email claiming you are a beneficiary in a will in efforts to collect enough personal information to commit identity theft/wire transfers. Believe it or not, as old as this scam is, it’s still being done successfully, scamming millions of dollars every year.
Neu was charged with 269 counts of money laundering and wire fraud.
Photo Source: Slidell Police Department