I am a very wealthy
Nigerian Prince American citizen, in search of a place to send my money. Please reply with your bank account and social security numberz so that I can transfers to yourself upwards of $500,000!”
In a shocking twist that would make even M. Night Shyamalan do a double take, an American has recently been arrested for scamming Nigerians out of their money. Turns out that it’s a two-way street, easily conned people exist across all borders!
Ekometro reports: Marco Ramirez, an American citizen, was remanded in Kirikiri Maximum Prison by an Ikeja High court Thursday after it he was accused by the EFCC of taking money from his victims under the pretext of securing them American passports.
According to Herald, the EFCC prosecutor said the accused was managing director of three companies – USA Now Plc., Eagleford Instalodge Group and USA Now Capital Group.
Ramirez was accused of collecting $545,000 from Amb. Godson Echejue, to invest in his company, Eagleford Instalodge Group, in exchange for procuring an American green card (residence permit) for him.
He also allegedly received $10,000 from one Abubakar Umar through a fake investment programme in the U.S. which would make Umar eligible to obtain an American passport, and another $10,000 from one Mr Olukayode Sodimu under the pretext that the funds were facilitation fees with the American Immigration Services for an American green card.
Mr. Ramirez has pleaded Not Guilty to the charges, and is awaiting trial. What about those people he scammed? I wouldn’t worry too much about them, they’ll get their money back. I hear that there’s some beachfront property in Arizona someone might want to sell them!