How Serie A team allegedly paid Stefan De Vrij’s transfer fee into Hushpuppi’s account in 2018

Popular Nigerian journalist Deji Faremi has claimed that suspected fraudster, Ramon Abbas popularly known as Ray Hushpuppi scammed a Serie A club two years ago.

In 2018, an Italian newspaper Il Tempo reported that Serie A giants, Lazio were tricked into paying the final installment of the deal they struck for Dutch defender Stefan de Vrij from Feyenoord to the wrong bank account.

De Vrij, 26, signed for Lazio from Feyenoord in 2014 having impressed at that summer’s World Cup, penning a four-year contract.

The report claims that hackers with knowledge of the deal sent Lazio an email that appeared to be from Feyenoord asking for the €2m payment to the bank account details supplied.

Lazio then paid that money to the account, but the Eredivisie champions never received the cash and claim that they have no knowledge of the email.

Il Tempo claimed that the prosecutor that looked into the case tracked down the money to a Dutch bank account – but it isn’t Feyenoord’s.

According to Deji, the scam that Lazio fell for in 2018 when it paid the final €2 million instalment of Stefan De Vrij transfer fee into an account pretending to be Feyenoord’s was masterminded by Hushpuppi who is now facing a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in a US federal prison after being extradited from Dubai to the United States.

The Journalist revealed this in a tweet, where he wrote;

“Remember in 2018 when Lazio reportedly fell for a scam, and paid the final €2 million instalment of Stefan De Vrij transfer fee into an account pretending to be Feyenoord’s?

Yup, that was Hushpuppi.”

See his tweet below;


In other news, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has disclosed the mode of operation through which suspected Nigerian swindler,  Hushpuppi, and his gang were tracked until he was arrested in Dubai.

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