Dateline internet dating scams
Neither of these email discrepancies is cause for alarm; a lot of people aren't very good at spelling and grammar, and they may be writing English as a second language.
But if more than one of the following email discrepancies pop up during the course of your communications, it may be an internet dating scam.
Between May 1995 and February 1998, a total of US2 million was reportedly stolen from the Banco Noroeste S. The authorisation for all the transfers was done by Nelson Tetsuo Sakaguchi, a senior official at the bank.
was a Brazilian bank at the centre of the 419 scam, which was described as the “single biggest advanced fee fraud case in the whole world” by the former chairman of Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Alhaji Nuhu Ribadu. The money was remitted by swift transfers through various banks to accounts controlled by Nigerian nationals, Ikechukwu Christian Anajemba, Emmanuel Odinigwe Nwude, Nzeribe Okoli and Amaka Anajemba (wife of Ikechukwu Christian Anajemba).
They promised Nelson Tetsuo Sakaguchi a big commission in exchange for funding the contract.
Anajemba too pleaded guilty and she received a two and half-year sentence after agreeing to give back .5 million.