Nigerian Loan Scam - The Romance Scam Intertwined With Loan Scam
by Luann Holtz
Nigerian Loan Scam - The Romance Scam Intertwined With Loan Scam:
I met a man through Craigslist in 2007. At the time I was looking for a loan.
I paid a $75.00 application fee because I had sought other avenues but to no avail.
He claimed that he loved me, fell in love with me very quickly and that he had family in Illionis but was in Lagos, Nigerian with his current company Charity Loan Services.
I enjoyed the attention and he was laying it on thick. I was in a loveless dead end marriage so I crumbled.
I sent him money for a plane ticket and even had a family member take out a loan for me for "excess baggage costs."
The day he was to board a plane he had an accident. I searched high and low for all the details on the internet.
After 2 days the doctor working with him calls and states that he needs money to be released. I sent an email to the consulate of foreign affairs with his name and birth date only to find that no one has that name or bith date on any issued American Passport, it was a scam.
I then emailed the hospital he was at and got a response from the CMD that no white man has been admitted within the last few months or days.
I thought I had him. Now 2 years later the doctor that claimed to help me was no doctor at all but another con man who lied and promised me the world after I sent him nearly $32,000.00.
The scammer used the name of a real Nigerian doctor to corner me and whenever I had suspicions he always had the right answer. Everytime. I have learned the hard way not to trust.