A Nigerian influencer-hacker named Raymond Abbas - nicknamed Hushpuppi - who posted photos of his luxurious life on private jets has been arrested for 350 XNUMXm £ cyber-fraud.
The FBI seized more than. 30 million in cash when it broke into the apartment of 38-year-old Raymond Abbas in Dubai while he was sleeping.
Researchers say the influencer introduced a billionaire lifestyle to "lure victims from all over the world."
Twelve other people were arrested for alleged involvement in the fraud.
Luxury was confiscated during the raid cars as well as suitcases full of cash.
"The suspects targeted victims abroad by creating fake websites for well-known companies and banks in an attempt to steal her data. credit card victims and then launder the stolen money, "said Jamal al-Jalaf of CID Police Dubai.
Mr Abbas - who goes by the name Hushpuppi - has also been charged with fraud in Europe, the Americas and Nigeria, police said.
The raid took place two months after they began investigations for the gang. Detectives used social media to track down those involved in the scam.
Mr Abbas started out as a second-hand clothing dealer in Lagos before claiming to be a billionaire real estate maker in Dubai.
He said in a post that he shows the luxurious life he leads to inspire other people not to give up. όνειρα their.
"I'm posting some of these things so that someone can see my page one day and not give up on their goals," he once told his 2,4 million fans at Instagram.
A video has been released by Dubai police showing the influencer being arrested.
"Hushpuppi" has not yet commented on the allegations.
According to exclusive information from SecNews, the said swindler-hacker was also found in Greece (and specifically in Santorini and other Greek islands) while among his victims are Greek companies. Our team's reporting continues and we will keep you informed of anything new.