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Nigerian Influencer’s Alleged £350M Cyber Scam Ends in Arrest

The scale of this scam is insane!

Credit: Instagram/ hushpuppi

A Nigerian social media influencer known for his lavish lifestyle was arrested amongst swarming allegations of his involvement in a cyber scam totaling £350 million. 

The FBI discovered £30 million in cash after storming the apartment of 38-year old Raymond Abbas in Dubai while he slept. 

There were also twelve other people arrest for involvement in the cyber scam.

Credit: Instagram/ hushpuppi

The authorities allegedly seized suitcases full of money, flash cars and found almost two million email addresses and phone numbers in computers and mobile devices.

Brigadier Jamal al- Jalaf of the Dubai Polic UID had this to say to The Times:

“The suspects targeted victims overseas by creating fake websites for well known companies and banks in a bid to steal victims’ credit card information and then launder the stolen money”

Credit: The Times

Raymond Abbas, best known by Hushpuppi on social media platforms, stands accused of fraud in several countries including Nigeria, Europe, and North America.

The raid was the result of almost two months worth of investigation on Hushpuppi and his crew. Most of the information gathered regarding the location of him and his gang was mainly tracked via social media.

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Before claiming he was a billionaire property developer in Dubai, Abbas was a second hand clothing trader in Lagos, Nigeria. 

He claims that his social media account is meant to encourage people to be their best.

Hushpuppi once posted to his followers: 

” I post a few of these things so that someone can see my page someday and decide not to give up.”

Credit: Instagram

In the local press around Dubai have report claims from the FBI that because most of the victims were US citizens, they have asked his extradition be moved to the United States. 

Want more information on other influencers? Check out how ‘The Instagram King’ made millions through poker.

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