I’m beginning to wonder if the biggest industry in Nigeria — and their biggest export — is romance fraud.
Authorities in Thailand arrested two Nigerian men, along with their Thai wives, for allegedly swindling a Thai woman who owned a rubber plantation out of 500,000 bhat (US$14,038).
When the suspects were arrested, police found a list of victims and bank passbooks that revealed more than 50 million bhat (US$1,403,804) had been transferred to their accounts. This is in a country where the average salary is US$385 per month.
I love the police diagram of the scam in the photo. I wish police all around the world took romance fraud this seriously.
Nigerian love scam busted, on Bankokpost.com.