Instagram star Hushpuppi was arrested by FBI in a raid conducted on his apartment on June 10th,2020 for involving in a £350 million Cyber Scam. The Nigerian who often boasted about his lavish lifestyle on private jets and fancy vacations was caught by the US law enforcement agency in association with a police team led by Brigadier Jamal Al Jalaf, of Dubai CBI when he was sleeping in his luxury apartment.
The police claim that the 38-year old made money by duping online users with fake websites of renowned banks and companies and stealing their funds from their respective bank accounts in fraudulent ways.
According to sources reporting to Cybersecurity Insiders, investigators recovered few luxury cars, documents related to some luxury apartments and estates, some precious metals, 30 million cash, and a data trove of over 2 million email addresses of victims stored on different phones and laptops in the raid.
Note 1-Hushpuppi’s actual name is Raymond Abbas and he used to lure victims by showing them a glimpse of his billionaire lifestyle. The accused will also be facing three charges of committing fraud in Europe, Nigeria, and America.
Note 2- FBI is all set to extradite Mr. Abbas to America as he has involved in a lot of cybercrimes in the United States. But nothing concrete has emerged in the media as Ray talked very less about his source of wealth to date.
Note 3- What amazes is that Mr. Abbas started as a small-time clothes dealer in Lagos and emerged as a billionaire property developer in Dubai. He used to encourage his 2.4 million followers to not give up and strive hard to make it big.