Victim of Nigerian scam lost 30 million

 
Victim of Nigerian scam lost 30 million
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NORWAY -- A man in his 50s from Horten believed he had struck luck and found the woman of his dreams on a dating site. But the woman in the picture turned out to be Kim Kardashian. Now he is convicted himself for having scammed friends for NOK 30 million ($3,5 million), to send to "Kardashian."

The man got in touch with the woman on the online dating site match.com and was tricked into sending the beautiful woman substantial amounts of money, NRK reports.

The woman sent the man several pictures of "herself," but police investigations revealed that the photos were actually of the American reality star Kim Kardashian.

"It appears very unlikely that Kim Kardashian would have registered a profile on match.com under a false name and country of residence," said the ruling from Sandefjord District Court.

The court believes the procedure the woman used, is the so-called Nigerian scam. She asked for money to pay fees before she could receive a greater inheritance.

For several years the man has transferred money to 33 foreign destinations. The court believes the man himself thought that he was into a serious business project in Asia. He is now convicted of having defrauded seven friends and acquaintances himself, for a total of over 30 million, to finance this. He has received a penalty of three years in prison and must in addition pay a compensation of NOK 9 million.

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