Saturday, January 18, 2014

Nigerian Man Dupes 66-Year Old US Divorcee Over $500,000 On Christian Dating Site

A 66-year-old woman looking for love online ended up with a broken heart and bank account when she lost $500,000 to suitor on a Christian dating site. The San Jose divorcee met a Nigerian man on ChristianMingle.com falsely claiming to be Irish citizen 'David Holmes', according to the Santa Clara District Attorney's Office.

Holmes said he worked on a Scottish oil rig, and his profile picture turned out to be a picture of a male model downloaded from the internet. The two never met in person, but talked over the phone and Holmes even sent the woman flowers.


Eventually he convinced her to loan him $300,000 for his oil business - funds she supplied from her retirement account. After wiring him an additional $200,000 to a bank in Turkey, the woman got suspicious and informed the DA's office.

Cherie Bourland of the elder fraud unit called the bank in Turkey and was successfully able to freeze the funds before Holmes' associate Wisdom Onokpite showed up to withdraw the money, according to CBS San Francisco.

Onokpite was arrested by the Turkish National Police on suspicion of committing fraud. The DA's office traced Holmes to Nigeria - a 'hot bed of online scams' - and he remains free.

While the woman was able to get her $200,000 back, Ms Bourland says there's just a '1 per cent' chance she'll recover the over $300,000 because 'it's just impossible to track down' and federal authorities won't investigate losses below $1million. 

Ms Bourland says reports of lost money on dating sites has been on the rise, especially among the elderly since 'studies show the ability to make financial decisions is the first to be affected by aging.'
'You get the love drug in you and you end up getting duped,' she told the San Jose Mercury News.

26 comments:

  1. Thank God she was able to get back $200,000.

    Next time she won't be so careless.

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  2. Naija for show

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  3. Choi!me,I don't support evil o!but why will grandma not settle down with grandpa?she dey find hot blood!God don catch am,my mum was 70 last year,and what I noticed she does is taking her time to serve God and visiting her kids round the world,though my dad is late,but that does not make her jump from one site to other,but seems them nor dey circumcise onyinbo women na so e goo dey be,

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    1. She asked for it and he gave it to her SIMPLE

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    2. Don't mind her, her own retirmnt money o
      How would a 66yearold be thinking of dating a model
      Models haven't finished dating themselves, they would now date a grandma
      Oyinbo ppl no get head
      Instead of going to church @ 66 to get closer to God, na boyfriend she dey find
      Ok oo

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    3. To the ignoramuses above! Love can be found at any age. Because someone is above 60 does not mean it is over. Ppl at that age seek companionship and there is nothing wrong with her. Seeking God cause your older is just myopic, you should seek God at every period of your life! Geeeezzz! Backwards mentality sha!

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    4. How are u sure ur mum does not watch porn on her phone?

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  4. Lmao...thought these whites were more intelligent than this. Physical love sef I no borrow,talk more of internet love. Buhahahahahaha...this is really hilarious. LovE my big sweet boobs. Mssssccchhheeeew.

    Aeegurl...

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  5. The good news, she's alive. Internet dating is dangerous. The guy might have started to use Jazz to command her mind right from the initial contact. American women are also very stupid and gullible. Rather than date one of their own, they switch on a computer and start looking for International love. As for the guy, he will end up in jail soon

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  6. She got what she asked for

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  7. Lol bad market

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  8. Maga must pay but thats too much mehn

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  9. Maga go everly dey pay. Shey na she want love now

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  10. Honestly! People are sill falling for such? It is a pity

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  11. Yeehhh , na. Today .. don tail nao .. Naija too. Sure ..
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  12. I stil dont understd y ds oyinbos stil go for luv on internet,dats exactly wat she askd for rubbshmnt!

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  13. God, where can I see this kind of women to fall in love with.
    My own love go be true love o. No be fake.
    Sending thousands of dollars to a guy you never ever met before.
    What kind of talk could this guy have been talking with this woman that will make this woman do something like this.
    Kai, some men sabi toast women o!

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  14. Check, the new Nigerian Big Boy is already in town, spending on frivolities.

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  15. Mama,dats wat u get wen ur toto dey scratch u,wit ur wrinkled and ugly kpomo u dey find model.e don show u d christian way of luvin.if I be ur pikin,I go lie u down,flog shit comot for ur body.u wan luv,wit ur overflabby breast,I wish I know d guy, I for giv one sound kiss.u dey find luv,agape luv,nkita rachakwa gi onu.

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  16. Mama sorry,u wey for dey old people's home,dey go datin site,u get luck say no be ritualist,e for sweet me if dem cut off dat ur flabby breast wit ur wrinkled toto,yeye oyibo.

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  17. I think its so sad that another human being can be so wicked! The money she sent him was probably her hard earned money or she could have taken a loan. The stupid boy will spend this money on flashy cars and be doing big boy. He is also giving Nigerians abroad a really bad name. Do you think that kind of woman will ever talk to a Nigerian again? Its so sad!

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  18. Yeeparipa! looking for love at 66? #i rest my case#

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