Major Cyber Scam – UK

I am always warning you how the cyber criminal is seeking to steal your private information and money, especially through their use of phishing emails, text, phone calls, social media, instant messages, yet I rarely offer any reassurance that Cambridgeshire Police, regional, national and international policing are actively pursuing these cyber criminals but they are. So, I thought I would share with you the following news story.

Thousands of Brits feared to be victims of £350m cyber-scam ‘masterminded by Instagram star Hushpuppi’

Thousands of Brits are feared to have fallen victim to a Nigerian Instagram star accused of masterminding a £350m global cyber-scam. Raymond Abbas – known as Hushpuppi – was seized in a raid in Dubai following an FBI probe.
Abbas – a pal of Manchester City ace Benjamin Mendy – has 2.4m followers thanks to hundreds of selfies with his fleet of luxury motors and on private jets. Investigators say he acquired his vast wealth in an email scam which targeted two million people and companies all over the world. They include countless British victims after his operation focused on Brits and UK-based firms.
Abbas, 37, has been extradited from the UAE to America where he is on remand awaiting trial. If convicted he faces 20 years in jail. An eight-month FBI probe dubbed “Operation Fox Hunt 2” tracked the computer hackers as they targeted victims all over the world – often focusing on Britain.
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