The person they are chatting with, while revealing their deepest desires, really does care about them. So once a “relationship” has been established, it doesn’t always seem odd that their cyber soul mate may need a few dollars.However, once one dollar is wired or transferred, the scammers know they have a “live one.” In many cases people with degrees in psychology are hired brought in to help the scammers “close the deals.”In a long string of “mishaps,” the fictional “boyfriend,” “girlfriend” and/or “fiancée” claims to be in America and goes to Nigeria on business.
“Olasemo had a benefit from his crime totalling £253,347.
The court ordered that £200,707 is repaid to his two victims who reside in Denmark.” Detective Inspector Paul Giess said: “This case has demonstrated the dangers of providing personal details and sending money to strangers online.
A confiscation hearing at Cardiff Crown Court has now ruled he will serve a further two-and-a half years if he does not pay the money back.
In the UK on a student visa, he used a picture of a soldier wearing full military uniform as his profile picture.
They spend hours, days, weeks and sometimes months, chatting up and luring their naïve targets with Internet intimacy.
As far as the victim is concerned, they believe what they are experiencing is the real thing – that the picture of the person they chat with is real.For the vulnerable and lonely, the scammers offer the irresistible hope and belief that they have found their true love and soul mate – without a question or a doubt.They are being offered the promise of life, love and riches beyond their dreams.Since 2002, Afro Introductions has connected thousands of African singles around the world, making it the largest and most trusted African dating site.With a remarkable member base of over 2.5 million (and growing), we connect thousands of single men and women internationally.“It’s very important for the international community to know that Nigeria is not glossing over the problem of 419.