Dating scam ends in murder
Over 10 months, she sent him a total of 0,000 that she borrowed from friends, her ex-husband and other relatives to make her love interest happy. It was all an international online scam ran by two Nigerian men in the Los Angeles area with the help of associates in their home country and other nations, federal officials say.And Thursday, US prosecutors charged 80 people — mostly Nigerians — in the widespread conspiracy that defrauded at least million from businesses and vulnerable elderly women.They included business schemes where fraudsters hack escrow company email systems, impersonate employees and direct payments that funnel money back to themselves.
He said he was injured and could not do it himself — and introduced her to associates he said would help facilitate the transfer, court documents allege.“She began crying when discussing the way that these losses have affected her,” the criminal complaint says.The scams were not just limited to romance, Hanna said.During that time, the fraudster(s) emailed her as many as 10 to 15 times each day, and Garcia was asking her to make the payments, so she kept paying to accounts in Turkey, the UK and the US,” the federal criminal complaint says.The loss of money has left FK angry and depressed, authorities said.
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The Federal Trade Commission has said scams that prey on vulnerable people cost Americans more money than any other fraud reported to the agency last year.