Wiseman Oputa, A Nigerian in Houston pleaded guilty to Half a million internet romance schemes

 

Wiseman Oputa

 

According to United sates department of Justice, Houston  25-year-old Nigerian  who was residence  in Houston has pleaded guilty to initiating  a wire fraud scheme involving various Internet scams, said  Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez.

“Wiseman Oputa pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud. Beginning Jan. 1, 2016, until Jan. 25, 2017, Oputa used counterfeit passports to open bank accounts in the greater Houston area. The passports contained photographs of Oputa but had different names and identification information. He then worked with others to lure victims into sending money into these bank accounts. These funds were obtained through a variety of internet scams, including business email compromise, romance schemes and unauthorized intrusions into company email accounts. Checks or wire transfers were then sent from the company’s accounts payable to accounts Oputa or others controlled. Oputa would then use the counterfeit passports to retrieve the fraudulently obtained funds.”

https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdtx/pr/nigerian-citizen-convicted-defrauding-least-half-million-dollars-us-victims ( Here)

 

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