Hushpuppi, a Nigerian scammer, may continue to use his Instagram account despite being convicted of fraud in the United States, according to Instagram.
Dubai-based According to The National, Hushpuppi has been given permission to continue using his Instagram account. According to the report, the Nigerian did not break any of the social networking platform’s rules.
Hushpuppi, whose actual name is Ramon Abbas, lived a life of luxury in Dubai, where he ran a multi-million dollar money laundering operation and proudly flaunted his lavish lifestyle on Instagram.
He flaunted his wealth on Instagram, posting photographs of lavish shopping trips, luxurious automobiles, clothes, and watches.
An international police inquiry turned up over $41 million in cash and 13 automobiles worth $6.8 million.
More than 100,000 bogus files and the email addresses of nearly two million potential victims were discovered in phone and computer records.
Hushpuppi had a luxury car collection that included Bentleys, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and Maybachs.
On Instagram, the Nigerian fraudster has over 2.5 million followers. Since June 2020, when he was arrested by Dubai Police, he has not posted anything on his account.
Huspuppi, on the other hand, will be able to use Instagram until law enforcement in the US, where he is facing trial, orders otherwise.
For convicts who use social media, the American social media business claimed it is implementing a regulation on inmate takedown requests. Abbas does not fit within any of the categories that would justify account deletion.
According to Instagram, accounts are typically closed only if they are associated with hazardous organizations or persons.
The 37-year-old Nigerian fraudster admitted to actions that resulted in $24 million in earnings for his victims.
Hushpuppi was implicated in a school funding fraud, as well as multiple other cyber and commercial email compromise schemes that resulted in more than $24 million in losses, according to court records filed in July 2021.
Hushpuppi is accused of defrauding a Qatari school by impersonating bank officials and building a fraudulent website in a scam that included bribing a foreign official to keep the sophisticated ruse continuing after the victim was alerted.