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Nigerian Scammers Invite Women To Buy US Soldiers Out Of Iraq: Some Fall For It

by | 1st, February 2011

NIGERIAN scammers have a new ruse. Having brought us MSN employee Susan Boyle, the trickers now introduce us to US Sgt Mark Ray Smith, a soldier serving with the US military in Iraq.

Kate Roberts, of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, met Ray on the Friends Reunited website. Says she:

“Aside from losing the money, I feel like I’ve lost the love of my life. I know he wasn’t real but the feelings were real to me and that’s very difficult to come to terms with.”

Ms Roberts’s fall began when she clicked the ‘Find someone perfect for you’ on the site back in October 2009. She was hooked up with Ray, presented as a 43-year-old widower serving in Iraq. He had an 11-year-old daughter. She saw photos of them. After chatting, Roberts sent

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