Also known as Abdou-Rahmane Diallo, Abdou Diallo34 years old, from Montreal, Quebec, Canada co-owns and operates Reader Services and NP Readers Inc.. Both companies are based in Canada.
From 2011 to 2020, Diallo and his co-conspirators provided lead lists and fraudulent sales scripts to their telemarketing employees to use in carrying out the fraud scheme, which targeted people who had already been victimized. of a fraudulent magazine sales scam. The victims had been tricked into taking out various expensive magazine subscriptions that they neither wanted nor could afford.
Taking advantage of the victims’ desperation to stop magazine subscriptions, Diallo and his co-conspirators posed as a magazine cancellation service and offered to refund the victims’ outstanding balance and cancel their existing magazine subscriptions. in exchange for a large package. – payment of the sum. However, the victims owed nothing to the fraudsters or their companies.
Ultimately, Diallo and his co-conspirators defrauded more than 20,000 victims across the United States out of approximately $30 million, according to the US Department of Justice. Many victims were elderly and vulnerable.
On March 30, 2022, Diallo was arrested in Miami International Airport in Miami, Florida, USA and made his first appearance before the Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Becerra in the Southern District of Florida. He has been charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and four counts of wire fraud and will be taken into custody in Minnesota, United States, for further court proceedings.
Including Diallo, more than 60 people have been charged for their role in a $300 million fraudulent scheme that targeted more than 150,000 elderly and vulnerable victims. So far, only 37 defendants have pleaded guilty to their role in the fraudulent scheme.
the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Postal Inspection Service investigated the case with the help of the Inspector General of the Treasury for Tax Administration and the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office. Victims are encouraged to report any suspected fraudulent activity to [email protected] or visit FBI.gov/MagazineVictims.