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Louisiana man arrested in infamous Nigerian scam

NIGERIA --  A man has finally been arrested in connection to probably one of the most infamous Nigerian scams ever.   If you've ever gotten one of those mysterious e-mails from a Nigerian Prince promising some sort of weird inheritance, you won't get them any longer. According to USA Today,  after an 18-month investigation Michael Neu, 67, was arrested by federal authorities.   Police say that Neu notoriously bilked people out of thousands of dollars, but instead of sending the inheritance to those promised, he would apparently wire the money to offshore accounts. "Most people laugh at the thought of falling for such a fraud, but law enforcement officials report annual losses of millions of dollars to these schemes," the Slidell Police Department states.
This might be the most ironic news article ever written 
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This might be the most ironic news article ever written 

If there was ever an award for the most ironic news article ever written, perhaps, its this one. Two Canadian women are in jail in Nigeria this week after apparently trying to pull a massive scam on a local billionaire. Yes, we're fully aware that paragraph there is seeping with irony. Jiyoti and Kiran Mathaloo apparently set up a massive squandering scam in hopes of railing millions from more than 275 men. The women are apparently accused of being escorts; prostitutes, and breaking civil protection laws. The duo was apparently in court on 23 December. Police say that they tried to claim that they had footage of a particular billionaire sleeping with other women and then tried to sell it to gossip websites in Africa. They stand accused of sleeping with more than 100 women. 
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