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Love Scam Earns Nigerian 12 Years In Vietnam Jail

Posted: Oct 4, 2015 at 2:05 pm   /   by   /   comments (1)


A 35-year-old Nigerian, Oshanugor James Anyasi, who duped a Vietnamese women of about N400 million while professing love to her, has been sentenced to 12 years in jail by a Vietnamese court.

According to Thanh Nien News, Anyasi was found guilty by an Hanoi Court on two counts of fraud and cyber crime.

According to the report, the Anyasi and three others met each other in September 2012 and decided to cheat Vietnamese women by hooking up with them online, pretending to be their lovers and promising them expensive gifts, then faking phone calls and e-mails from customs and shipping agencies to ask them to transfer shipping fees to certain accounts.

On investigation, however, it was revealed that the gang had stolen money from 10 women, with Anyasi getting 15 per cent of the money by playing the role of an English businessman and chatting with the women, while their female accomplice got 10 per cent, and the other two, who are reportedly based in Malaysia, took 75 per cent.

Reports further said that one of the women based in southern Vietnam paid the gang a shipping fee of nearly 21 million Vietnam dong before getting an e-mail asking for another VND46 million, and that was when it dawned on her that she had been scammed.

Another woman in Nha Trang in central Vietnam, reportedly parted with VND100 million, believing it was a fee to receive around VND10 billion that Anyasi was transferring to Vietnam to buy land in the resort town.

In the same vein, a Ho Chi Minh City woman, who was reportedly promised an iPhone, a ring and 10,000 pounds, paid VND12 million.

Meanwhile, reports say Anyasi had earlier been arrested in February while waiting to board a flight to Cambodia, following another fraud case in which he stole $12,000 by hacking into the e-mail of a Vietnamese company and asking its partners to transfer the money.


(Daily Post)

Comments (1)

  • Oct 4, 2015 at 4:31 pm Ibraheem Aruna

    Disgusting. There goes the reputation of Nigeria.

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