A year-old Californian meets a man claiming to be Irish.
Before she knows it, she is embroiled in a Nigerian scam. That's the difference between meeting someone online and meeting them in real life. She thought he was an Irishman working on a Scottish oil rig.
He turned out christlan be a Nigerian man who had only one thing on his mind. Sadly, that one thing was money. It's hard enough to give any money -- let alone that amount -- to someone you know.
But to give it to someone whose eyes you've never looked at live shows a true love narcosis. It was this wire that allowed police to encounter Wisdom Onokpite. The woman sent the money to a Turkish bank and when Onokpite walked into the bank to withdraw the money, the authorities were alerted.
It turned out that he was an accomplice of the man who had enchanted the woman -- with a profile picture of a male model -- on Christian Mingle.
That man has still not been caught. It's so easy to accuse those caught in this way of being naive christizn even stupid.
It's easy to laugh at someone who might think that a Christian dating site is somehow immune from those who prey on the vulnerable.
But loneliness can drive every zcams being to a level of distraction that turns their actions into wild expressions of the most unlikely hope.
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This does not seem to have been a godly match. Deputy District Attorney Cherie Bourland said that the woman fell victim to "the love drug. Why not now?
Why not him? Why not me? It's always worth, though, seeing what your hope looks like in real life.