What happened to Hushpuppi heard Man is gone was mobbed please someone should verify the news.
Ramon Abbas – known to his 2.5 million Instagram followers as Hushpuppi – is considered by the FBI to be one of the world’s most high-profile fraudsters and faces long charges in the US after pleading guilty to money laundering up to 20 years in prison.
The BBC uses newly obtained court documents to reveal the man behind the cyber heist that has cost victims millions, from his humble Nigerian ‘Yahoo Boy’ scammer to the so-called ‘billionaire Gucci guru’ ‘, who lived at Luxury performing in Dubai before his arrest last year.
The 37-year-old started his career in Oworonshoki, an impoverished coastal region northeast of Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos. Local driver Seye told the BBC he remembered Abbas working at the Olojojo market with his mother as a child. His father was a taxi driver.
Thayer said Abbas was happy to spend money as he got older: “He was generous. But everyone knew the source of his mysterious wealth — cybercrime; he was a “Yahoo,” Seye said.
‘Yahoo Boys’ are romance scammers whose names come from Nigeria’s first free email. “They came up with the idea of stealing the identity. Then they started dating this identity theft [scam],” Dr. explained. Adedeji Oyenuga, a cybercrime expert at Lagos State University.
Romance scammers extort money from their online lovers once a relationship is established through a false identity.