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EFCC recovers $2,000 for American victim of love scam

By Soni Daniel

Abuja—Relief came for one Margaret Sanders, an American based in Sherman, Texas, as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commi-ssion, EFCC, recovered $2,000 which she had lost to a suspected Nigerian fraudster, Benjamin Aku-gbe, in a romance scam.

Sanders, through a petition, alleged that she entered into a relationship on Facebook with someone who claimed to be Benny Brown from Warri, Delta State, with both agreeing to get married.

According to her, the suspect in the course of the affair, requested for $2,000 to enable him join her in United States of America.

The money was wired to him through Western Union into an account with the name, Gladdys Ikpoba, domiciled with a new generation bank.

After an endless wait for the fiancée, Sanders came to the sad realization that she had been duped. But her efforts to recover the money were unsuccessful, until she petitioned EFCC.

The commission recovered and returned the money to the victim.

 


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