In Phnom Penh, Cambodia, a 37-year-old Nigerian man was arrested on charges of defrauding a woman of $5,000 through Facebook.
The suspect, identified only as “Kel Chi,” was arrested by the Ministry of Interior’s light criminal police unit on Tuesday morning, October 11, 2022, and taken to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court for prosecution.
The 24-year-old victim, Un Srey Net, was reportedly approached in August 2022 using a Facebook account with the name Don Richard, according to local media.
In September 2022, Don Richard’s Facebook account told the victim that he wanted to send some supplies and money from Korea to the victim by air.
Don Richard Facebook account told the victim that he wants to send some supplies and money by plane from Korea to her in September 2022.
After that, the victim received a call from a man posing as a customs official at the Phnom Penh Airport demanding $10,000 in order to pay tax on the imported goods.
The victim’s family used a remittance service to send $5,000 but later became suspicious and contacted the police, which led to Mr. Chi’s arrest.