A Nigerian man has been sentenced to 28 months in prison for his role in the romance scam that victimized more than 600 women. He used fake names and social networking sites to contact women seeking a love relationship. One woman was conned out of PS20,000 by the crook, who claimed to be the owner of a construction company. The fake owner of the company, who went by the name of Tony Eden, also convinced her to lend him money to start a business in another country.
The scammer’s crime was not limited to romance. He used fake names and social media sites to lure people into paying him money
The woman he contacted was unaware of the fact that she was being scammed. The fraudster would entice the woman to send money to his company in exchange for romantic promises. However, the crook would use the victim’s trust to con them.
Osagie Aigbonohan preyed on almost 700 women. He tricked nine victims out of PS20,000 by creating a fake account. He would then convince his victims to send him money to fund his overseas business. In one instance, the crook would use a woman’s fear to get the money from her. The fraudster would then pretend to be an emergency worker.
The romance scam has been on the rise over the past decade. The stay-at-home order has exacerbated the problem. Typically, the scammer will ask a victim to send them explicit photos or videos, threatening to release the content if they don’t pay up. Other scams involve fraudsters impersonating military personnel and organizations. These crooks will pose as legitimate employees and ask for funds to pay for wire transfers or invoice payments.
While the conviction of a romance scammer who targeted 670 women is a significant victory for the victims, the sentence of 28 months in jail may not make the scammers disappear overnight. The conviction of the crook will help protect victims and the public from future romance scammers. If they are caught, the criminals will be sentenced to a minimum of a year in jail.
The romance scammer uses personal email accounts and instant messaging to contact his victims
When communicating with his or her victims, he or she uses a fake name and pretends to be a successful person. Using the same username and email account as his or her intended target can also lead to a romantic relationship. If a fake profile is created, the scammer will pretend to be from another country in order to woo their victim. This practice is often done with the intention of enticing the victims into sending money. When a romance scammer is caught, he will most likely face jail time for fraud.
Many women fall for a romance scam in order to find a perfect partner. The scammer may have a photo of a woman they want to meet or an obscure African actress. A fake picture of the victim is used to lure the victims into sending money to the scammer. In addition to this, these victims are often told to provide their sensitive information and send explicit photos and videos.
A Nigerian man arrested in July last year for romance scams was sentenced to 28 months in prison after he allegedly targeted 670 women
He has also been jailed for money laundering and illegally using a fake driving license. In fact, the sentence was not just for him. The convicted crook has only committed crimes against innocent victims. If you’re looking for a love match, don’t be fooled by the crook’s fake photo and personal details.