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Nigerian in Internet love scam charged

Friday, Apr 13, 2012

A Nigerian that cheated a woman of $3,500 in an Internet love scam has been charged in court on Friday, according to a Straits Times report.

Akibon Michael Mayokun, 32, allegedly cheated Ms Hatijah Latif of the money on Nov 17, 2011. The accused got the woman to transfer the money to a designated POSB account.

Akibon allegedly committed the offence with three others: Adesuyi Oluwole, Siti Nordiah Ahmad and Siti Iyani Mohd Hadini. He was extradited here from Malaysia on Wednesday, two days after he was arrested in Kuala Lumpur.

If convicted, he faces a jail term of up to 10 years and a fine.

The police said that a spate of Internet love scams was reported last year.

In the cases, the male culprits – believed to be foreigners – befriended female victims through online dating and social-networking sites.

As part of their modus operandi, the culprits developed a “romantic” relationship with their victims and promised to visit Singapore.

On the supposed date of their arrival here, they would contact their victims, saying they had been detained at one of the immigration checkpoints.


April 18, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. For any relationship in West Africa, whether it’s personal, business or romance, private investigators and law enforcement strongly advise a background check investigation to minimize your risk. The fact is, although there are many legitimate companies and individuals on the internet and conducting business in Africa, the risk for fraud and scams is very high. Know the risks, be skeptical, and if you’re considering a relationships with anyone living or traveling in an African country, consult a professional private investigator who specializes in international background checks and dating background checks. Remember to guard your personal information, and never send money to any person or companies overseas that has not been verfied. Play it safe when dating online, and be skeptical.

    Comment by International Investigator | April 18, 2012 | Reply

  2. On 2/21/12 I recieved a friend request from a man named Jeff Underwood, email……He was very sweet, kind like you’ll to good to be true. Said he was from Tampa, Florida and said he was in Afghanistan, been serving his country 20 years all lies…Well he asked me to open a chase account that he would help me out all the sudden he couldn’t access he said and said his daughter needed medication because she was going to die I asked where do I send the money he said Lagos, Nigeria which I never sent money, thank God!!! This has been going on him begging for money just until 2 days ago and I told him I know what he is doing and I will turn him in to the FBI, he said they could discuss it at the camp hahaha too funny…Haven’t heard from him since, thank God. Just wanted to share this thank God I didn’t open the account or I would be facing prosecution!!!

    Comment by Pamela Morgan | April 19, 2012 | Reply

    • I have gotten messages from a Jeff Underwood with same email address… He is so kind with words amd sometimes it so hard to believe to be true… Please respond, if U have pics, I also have ones he sent me. I as so curious to see if this, Jeff, is the same as You are reffering to in the story above.. Thank You so much…

      Comment by Rachel Morgan | February 16, 2013 | Reply

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