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Rolls-Royce, Gucci-flaunting scammers caught after FBI analyzes Bitcoin trail

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Two Nigerian scammers were held last week after hatching an elaborate fraud to steal “$435 million around the world” using illicit emails, luxury brand showoffs, and Bitcoin.

Identified as Ramon “Hushpuppi” Abbas and Olalekan “Woodberry” Ponle, the duo showed off a lavish lifestyle complete with luxury cars, expensive watches, private jets, and gold watches on their Instagram.

The music stopped last week after the FBI extradited the two from Dubai on several criminal charges. Meanwhile, new documents show they used crypto-exchange Gemini to purchase millions in Bitcoin, before using peer-to-peer services like LocalBitcoins to encash those funds.

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