‘Nigerian prince’ scammer was 67-year-old from Louisiana, police say

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January 1 2017

A 67-year-old Louisiana man swindled people out of thousands of dollars as a middleman in a “Nigerian prince” internet scam, according to police.

The scam involves getting an email from a Nigerian official who claims the recipient has been named a beneficiary in a will and will inherit at least $1 million. The victim is then asked to send personal information which is used to con them out of their money.

Neu has allegedly participated in hundreds of scams and has wired money to co-conspirators in Nigeria.