EFCC nabs internet fraudster
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a suspect for allegedly duping an Irish businesswoman, Izabela Glogowska to the tune of equivalent of N11.6million (€53,000) in an Internet scam.
The suspect, Tonwerigha Oyintonbra Tombrown allegedly posed as a prominent online trader, Michael Freeman and tricked Glogowska into sending him €1,000 via Western Union/Money gram as payment for a business deal.
Glogowska added that he later pretended to be one Ben Andrews demanding for an additional €10,000 claiming that there was a policy change. The same Andrews advised her to send the money to Tombrown in Nigeria, who ended up diverting the money to a fake account.
Efforts to recover her money proved abortive, hence she petitioned the EFCC.
The suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.
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