Posts Tagged ‘Nigerian internet scam’

Illinois Man Shocked His Kidnapped Internet Girlfriend Not Real, Parts Unknown

February 26, 2011

Police in Illinois said a man “was in disbelief” when officers told him the online girlfriend to whom he had given $200,000 was not a real person.Naperville police said the 48-year-old man called investigators Wednesday to say he believed the woman, with whom he had been involved in a 2 1/2-year online relationship, had been kidnapped in London, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Friday.

The man told police he had wired $200,000 to the woman during the relationship to different bank accounts in Nigeria, Malaysia, England and the United States.

The Illinois man claimed not only had he just fallen off the turnip truck, but his  Nigerian internet  girlfriend of 2 1/2 years is real and missing   in parts unknown.