Thailand authorities have arrested a Nigerian known as Light Chinezurum Mmaramigro for Internet romance fraud.
According to reports, Chinezurum created a fake Facebook profile under the name Stanley George, with several pictures of a Caucasian man.
Mmaramigro confessed to sending random friend requests to Thai Women and would initiate friendships with the women and after gaining their trust and affections, he would deceive them into transferring him money.
The Nigerian was arrested on Friday morning, April 27, at his apartment in Bangkok after he posed as an online suitor. He is reported to have made 130,000 baht (about N1,482,138.22) from the scam.
During the raid, Police seized a computer, mobile phones, ATM cards and bank booklets found in his room. They said Mmaramigo has previously entered the country 13 times.
Mr. Light Chinezurum Mmaramigro, is presently assisting Thailand authorities in their investigation.
The deputy commissioner of Police has encouraged all victims to come and speak. He encouraged them not to be shy and cooperate with the Police in the investigation.
The deputy commissioner was also quoted saying “This is a transnational crime. This is a cybercrime. The foreigners cannot do us harm if we see through their tricks.”