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Four African nationals arrested in Japan for online romance scam

  • January 23, 2019
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All papers reported that three Nigerians and one Cameroonian were arrested in Saitama and Chiba for their involvement in online romance scams, explaining that one of the suspects allegedly pretended to be a U.S. service member on social media and had a Japanese woman in Fukuoka he contacted via Facebook wire some $10,000 to him for transportation costs and communication fees by suggesting he would marry her. The dailies said a number of Japanese women have recently become victims of online romance scams staged by foreign nationals claiming to be U.S. military members.

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