Nigerian dating fraud

He was sentenced to 12 years in jail, wholly suspended for five years, and had to pay back what he took from the victims.

The two women in their 50s, both from Texas in the USA, sent him expensive gadgets and money.

Scammers shape their identities based on the information provided in potential victim profiles.

Cape Town – A Nigerian man, who ended up in Cape Town by pretending he was a student, admitted this week that he used an online dating site to scam women out of more than R1.2m.

Ndubusi Ifediora, 31, entered into a plea and sentence agreement in Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court this week for charges that were usually quite tricky to investigate.

Besides sifting through electronic evidence for 16 counts of fraud, investigators had to contend with Ifediora flushing a sim card down the toilet when he was arrested in June.

He later admitted the sim card held incriminating evidence against him.