60 minutes nigerian online dating scam
INCONSISTENCIES in their stories-- YES your gut is correct 6.
These people scam everyone-- but most often its older women. They are on dating sites, facebook military pages, and EVERYWHERE online.
A letter from Project Sunbird was sent to Ms Jacobs warning that she may be a victim of fraud, but it arrived shortly after she had left Australia.
Project Sunbird is a joint operation between WA Police and Consumer Protection that tracks large amounts of money being sent from WA to West African countries and attempts to warn the senders that they could be victims of relationship fraud.
In Nigeria they film an interview with the prime suspect in the case - Jesse Omokoh.
During a visit to Perth they chat to Head of the WA Major Fraud Squad, Detective Senior Sergeant Dom Blackshaw about this specific case and more generally about internet-based relationship frauds.
The picture — outdoor photo, big smile — was real, and recent.
Please SHARE this post-- the more people who are informed, the fewer victims we'll have. They are targeting elderly women, and women from other countries.The body of Jette Jacobs, 67, of Wagin, was found in her rented Johannesburg villa by police on February 9.Ms Jacobs had travelled from Wagin, about 200km south-east of Perth, on November 22 last year to visit a Nigerian man she was having a relationship with on the internet. According to WA Police, it is the first such WA death as a consequence of an online scam."He said he was going to pay me back double," she laughs.
Though the amounts and details of the scam vary from victim to victim, when it comes to romance scams, the con is almost always the same: The crook wants to get a besotted victim to wire money or provide access to a credit card.
60 Minutes Australia investigates the death of 67 year old widow Jette Jacobs from Wagin who was identified as a romance fraud victim by the Western Australia Police and Consumer Protection anti-fraud initiative Project Sunbird BUT had already gone to South Africa to meet a Nigerian man she'd fallen in love with online.