Last Updated on July 7, 2021 by MyGh.Online
A 28-year-old guy from Tamale in Ghana’s Northern Region has been named as one of the top 30 most sought online fraudsters in the US.
According to the US Department of Justice, the suspect, Maxwell Atugba Abayeta, also known as Maxwell Peter, was charged with “conspiracy to commit wire fraud, money laundering, computer fraud, and aggravated identity theft” by the District Court of Tennessee.
A statement from the DoJ’s Office said: “The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Tennessee is prosecuting numerous individuals in connection with an international fraud perpetrated, in part, through online dating websites. If you have sent or been asked to send money to or on behalf of the following, you may be a victim in this case.”
It also warned potential victims that they had certain legal rights, such as the right to be notified of public court proceedings, the right to reparation, and the right to be informed of the case’s outcome.