Victim Location 70127
Total money lost $800
Type of a scam Nigerian/Foreign Money Exchange
The scammer initially reached out to me through the Facebook Messenger app and expressed interest in dating me. Initially, I was reluctant to entertain this person. But, the person continued to tell me how beautiful I am and how he thought I was a good person. Within 1-2 days the scammer expressed that he’d like to be romantic and that he wanted to move from where he was living, Nigeria, to the United States to be with me. All of this was to occur after the scammer wrapped up his time at the law school which he was en route to finishing up really soon. Afterward, the scammer asked me for some money to buy a plane ticket to fly out to where I was. I then said, "Well, can you ask your friends or a family member?" They expressed that they were going to ask, but the total trip was $2500. The scammer asked if I could give him some of the money. I told him that I would see what I could do, but, it was going to have to be repaid to me. At first, against all apprehension, I sent the scammer $500 through the Western Union. He then asked for more money a week later. The scammer was claiming that he had to make an emergency flight out to London, England to care for his ailing mother. Again, I send the scammer more money through the Western Union. This time in the total of $300. Shortly after, the scammer claimed that the reception was bad and that he couldn’t retrieve the money. But, in the very early hours of the morning, I received an email from the transfer agent that the money was retrieved. Shortly after not really hearing from the scammer for a few days, he then called me and told me that his mother had passed away from an illness. The scammer then proceeded to ask for more money yet once again. This time, my gut feeling was telling me that he was no good. That was the final blow and I ended all communication. I chalked up my losses and never looked back until now.