OKLAHOMA CITY вЂ” FBI agents have made the initial arrests inside their research of a online dating sites scam which includes duped victims away from vast amounts.
The scam utilized online dating sites like ChristianMingle, Match and OurTime to befriend older females.
A widow from Oklahoma City destroyed significantly more than $1 million this past year in the scam to a guy whom pretended to be always a monetary adviser initially from Manchester, England, an FBI agent reported in a court affidavit. An other woman destroyed $1.1 million.
A target in sc destroyed $345,000, and a target in Michigan destroyed $215,000.
Two Houston residents, Ken Ejimofor Ezeah, 33, and Akunna Baiyina Ejiofor, 31, had been charged Wednesday in Oklahoma City court that is federal cable fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraudulence for his or her so-called functions within the scam.
These are typically being held in Houston, where these were arrested.
Ejiofor admitted participation within the scam, saying she put up the fake reports on internet dating sites for Ezeah, FBI Special Agent David Tyus reported in a court affidavit.
She stated she only participated “towards the level she could make money for lease,” the representative published.
“Ezeah or an acquaintance of their known as Franklin would ask her to talk with victims if they required a feminine voice,” the representative penned Wednesday. “She claimed that she knew that Franklin utilized the persona Edward Peter Duffey whenever working with victims. Continue reading Scammers utilizing online sites that are dating dupe ladies away from vast amounts.