Three men from Nigeria and Cameroon will spend 15-18 years in jail for cheating two Vietnamese women to the tune of more than VND1.5 billion ($65,800).
Nigerian Ifeanyi Matthew Anthony, 29, and Cameroonians Nguyen Hang Tcheuko Minh, 36, and Mothe De Fouda Paul Martial, 30, were sentenced to jail by the Can Tho People’s Court in southern Vietnam on Thursday, January 16, for “obtaining property by fraud”
The three men joined a group of African fraudsters, apparently led by a man called Papa, who contacted women on Facebook and cheated them through various schemes.
One scheme was to ask Vietnamese women to receive and hold large sums of money to be given to members of the group when they arrive to live in Vietnam. The women would be given 10 percent of the money for their trouble. However, they would have to pay “customs fees” first in order to receive the money.
Another scheme was to advertise a $100,000 solution that could be used to make money with blank paper.
Source: Linda Ikeji