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LCSO Detectives Go Fishing for Phishing Scam Artist

Last week, we told you about a scam artist soliciting a Leon County Sheriff's Office employee to help him snare $12.5 million dollars.

Deputies decided to email him back and see how far it would go.

Two emails later and the man calling himself Daniel Lduke of Lagos Island, Nigeria is already looking for account numbers.

Detective Rob Waller of the LCSO Financial Crimes Unit said, "He gave me two options to transfer the funds. One being he wanted my account number for my checking account and the other; he wanted a credit card number. So as we can see, the main goal of his is to get access to those two accounts."

One email said, "This transaction is 100% risk free and very genuine. Once you follow this directive you will not be lead astray."

Detectives say this is a typical Nigerian phishing scam.


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