SCARS™ Scam & Scamming News: Nigerian Court Jails Romance Scam Fraudster

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The Romance ScamsScams A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. Behind The Name Kelvin Clark, A Fake Identity Of An American Soldier, Has Been Sent To Prison!

 

Nigerian Court Sentences Romance Scam Fraudster to 7 Months In Prison Over a $13,700 Scam

Nigerian Justice M.L. Abubakar of the Nigerian Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State of Nigeria has convicted and sentenced Efedjare Maxwell to seven months imprisonment for duping foreigners of the sum of $13,700 (Thirteen Thousand, Seven Hundred United States dollars) in several online dating scams – and this is just for what could be proven.

Efedjare was arraigned on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCCEFCC Economic and Financial Crimes Commission The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is a Nigerian law enforcement agency that investigates financial crimes such as advance fee fraud (419 fraud), scams, and money laundering. The EFCC was established in 2003, partially in response to pressure from the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF), which named Nigeria as one of 23 countries non-cooperative in the international community's efforts to fight money laundering. The agency has its head office in Abuja, Nigeria., Port Harcourt’s Zonal Office, on a one-count charge bordering on impersonationImpersonation An impersonator is someone who imitates or copies the behavior or actions of another. There are many reasons for impersonating someone, such as: part of a criminal act such as identity theft, online impersonation scam, or other fraud. This is usually where the criminal is trying to assume the identity of another, in order to commit fraud, such as accessing confidential information or to gain property not belonging to them. Also known as social engineering and impostors., contrary to Section 22(3)(a) of the CybercrimesCybercrimes Cybercrime is a crime related to technology, computers, and the Internet. Typical cybercrime are performed by a computer against a computer, or by a hacker using software to attack computers or networks. (Prohibition, Prevention, etc) Act, 2015 Under Section 22(4) of the same Act.

Operatives of the EFCC had while acting on intelligence report, arrested him on December 30, 2018, following a raid on Dumex Hotel, Otouwodo, Ughelli, Delta State.

Further investigations showed that he specialized in using the fake identity of an American soldier, he named Kelvin Clark, to lure unsuspecting women into spurious marriage deals. He used the trick to defraud an American lady of the sum of $13,700.

The charge reads: “That you, Efedjare Maxwell (aka Kelvin Clark) on or about March 2019, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court fraudulently impersonated one Kelvin Clark with intent to gain advantage for yourself and hereby committed an offence contrary to Section 22(3)(a)of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention) Act, punishable under Section 22(4) of the same Act.”

He plead “guilty” to the one-count charge when read to him.

In view of his guilty plea, counsel for the EFCC, Samuel Chime, requested of the court to convict and sentence him, accordingly.

Defence counsel, O.M. Ofodile did not oppose the request.

Justice Abubakar, thereafter, convicted and sentenced him to seven months in prison.

 

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