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Nigerian Mail Scammer Owned a Ferrari 458 Supercar, Stole £1 Million

We've all received one of those "you've just won a million dollars" emails. Of course, we're no gullible enough to believe the story, but everybody knows an old ant who really will send $10 in order to unlock her fortune. But did you ever wonder what happens to all that stolen money?
Nigerian Mail Scammer Owned a Ferrari 458 Supercar After Stealing £1 Million 5 photos
Nigerian Mail Scammer Owned a Ferrari 458 Supercar After Stealing £1 MillionNigerian Mail Scammer Owned a Ferrari 458 Supercar After Stealing £1 MillionNigerian Mail Scammer Owned a Ferrari 458 Supercar After Stealing £1 MillionNigerian Mail Scammer Owned a Ferrari 458 Supercar After Stealing £1 Million
Meet Nigerian mail scammer Godwin Nwaofor. He reportedly made over one million British pounds telling people they had won the Australian Lottery. With the nearly $1.5 million in cash he lived like a rapper, partying in some of London's most prestigious clubs. Photos taken from his Instagram account reveal the 36-year old's passion for champagne.

Of course, we're not a lifestyle website, so the bit we care about comes from Italy and packs a V8 engine. Yes, we are talking about a Ferrari 458 Italia, also known as the car every kid has on his bedroom wall.

The driving characteristics and track performance of this Maranello machine are not as relevant as its price. In theory, the machine starts at £152,000, but nobody has ever bought the stock model, and 20% is usually added by the average customer. Godwin's car has yellow brake calipers, an upgraded interior and non-standard wheels.

419 scams, named after the number of the Nigerian Criminal Code dealing with fraud, are a common type of confidence trick. Nwaofor's version involved sending letters to mainly American pensioners informing them they had won a life-changing prize and requesting a modest sum to release the funds. Yes, folks, some people believed their millions are like a torrent of water waiting to be released.

Nwaofor, a father of two, was recently arrested and sentenced to seven years in prison. His actions were lined to Frank "Fuzzy" Onyechonam, convicted in 2014 to eight years of jail time. All the property they acquired through fraud has been confiscated.

 
 
 
 
 

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