An American lady who believed she had found love in the arms of a Nigerian Internet fraudster popularly called Yahoo-Yahoo, Jolanta Kasza, based would by now, be ruing her gullibility when the fast guy, Ndekwu Jindu, also known Dr Daniel Coffman, fleeced her of the sum of ,000 (N11,881,600), money she transferred to him to ensure he moves to the United State to join her.In a release by the Media and Publicity Unit of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, through the head of the unit, Wilson Uwujaren, the woman, after it dawned on her that she may have been duped, petitioned the anti-graft agency and they swung into action and recovered ,886 for the New York-based Kasza.

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"I left my heart out there, and this guy took advantage of it," the 51-year old Best said.

In 2011, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center received 5,600 complaints from victims of so-called "romance scammers" -- criminals who scan online dating sites, chat rooms and social networking sites for potential victims.

I then searched the web and identified very clearly the type of brains which authored the messages.

There I discovered the international proportions of the scam letter business. STORY 1 Beginning: Early January, 2001 Mid-end February, 2001 Subject: Chief Obiofor Nwafor, son of another chief Bagudu Nwafor, Zimbabwe, victim of oppression by ZANU PF, etc – is in Spain and wants to get the special cargo arriving from South Africa with the remnants of his father assets.

Scammers use any weakness they find to their advantage.

It's the newest evolution of the Nigerian advance fee (419) scam.

The victims reported collective losses of .4 million, which is likely only a fraction of the actual losses since many victims are too embarrassed to file a report, the FBI said.

About 70% of the victims were female; more than half were women 40 years or older.

I was in touch with some of the scam letter authors – just by e-mail & phone.

There were two distinct stories (or it might be the same author...) and I did not consider paying much time on them until the second group of messages arrived in my mail box.

Unfortunately the commission and money asked by the "security company" is more than available, so that an external money infusion is needed for clearance (of course, asked from the potential victim).