A total of Africans had been apprehended for suspected involvement, the report said. Tim Scherer, consul general at the U. The U. There are more than cases a year, and the amount lost by each victim averages in the tens of thousands of dollars, it said. The actual figure of total losses is probably far higher, Scherer said, because many victims are too embarrassed to come forward or do not know who to contact. He said the scammers were highly sophisticated, often grooming victims for months and using convincing techniques such as forging letters purportedly from the U. Large teams of scammers typically trawl dating or Christian websites and contact middle-aged women, the U.
Along with other major US-based dating sites, it features prominent warnings about scammers, specifically telling users to be wary of people who say they are Americans based abroad. Malaysia has pursued a policy of attracting international students for more than a decade, allowing dozens of foreign colleges to set up Malaysian campuses.
Scherer said it was likely that many of the Nigerians in Malaysia were not genuine students. As of March, there were 9, Nigerians on student visas in Malaysia, the education ministry said, out ofoverseas students in total. I met a man on the dating site by the name of Kurt Weller I had recently lost my husband and was lonelyand did not know how to start a new life for myself I met Kurt at first you could not have ask for a sweeter more kind person and he said he had a job in Egypt well he needed money at first it was on a pay back as soon as he got back to the States I thought I was in love with him and willing to help him until he had scammed me out of a very large sum of money and it never stops and he never comes home to me as he promised.
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Along with other major US-based dating sites, it features prominent warnings about scammers, specifically telling users to be wary of people who say they are Americans based abroad. Student scam. The conmen have exploited Malaysia's drive to become a global education hub, securing student visas to attend college, the US officials said. Jul 09, The police in Malaysia did a great job recently by arresting 11 Nigerian "students" involved in internet love scams. These Nigerians were based in Penang, but mostly claimed to be students in Kuala Lumpur. The news was reported widely not just by the local newspapers but also by all the television networks here in Malaysia. Jul 08, Hundreds of American women are being ensnared by Internet scammers based in Malaysia, with some losing over a quarter of a million dollars, as Author: Stuart Grudgings.
She was the latest victim of the syndicate, which had cheated other women over the last two years of about RM1. The other victims included teachers, a lawyer and an engineer who were cheated of money from as little as RM5, He said the majority of the victims were aged between 20 and Half of them are believed to be college and university students.
The syndicate was busted last Friday when police arrested 11 Nigerian men and three local women in raids on two houses in Seberang Prai and Butterworth after a month of surveillance. The suspects are aged between 25 and 38, and some of the Nigerians are enrolled as students in institutions of higher education in Penang.
He urged anyone who had been asked to deposit money into CIMB bank accountsor to come forward and assist police in investigations. I didn't know how to do that! MY Police arrest more!
I hope few pests which were posted on this board were among them. If not yet If you have been contacted in a way that fits the above pattern, or you believe someone is trying to scam you in another way, send as many details as you can to us at KLACS state.
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We will try to determine whether the information you have received is legitimate. If you are a U. Embassy Kuala Lumpur is not involved in the investigation and prosecution of crimes in Malaysia but with your permission the report may be forwarded to Malaysian authorities.
An increasing number of Americans have been victims of scams originating in Malaysia. Con artists contact Americans through the internet, including dating web sites. These con artists usually pose as American citizens who have unexpectedly experienced a medical, legal, financial or other type of emergency in Malaysia that requires immediate financial assistance.
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