Man commits suicide following victimization in a 419 scam
Al Circelli a man from Yonker, New York has killed himself understandably because he was victimized in a global romance along with a financial scam (419 scam) leading him to be without money or possession and even prompting him to rob his relatives. Ghanaweb published this, dated August 19, 2010.
Soon after Al died, his son Peter found e-mails indicating a certain romantic involvement of his father with one Ghana woman apparently named Aisha.
The e-mail exchanges had been going on for several months, however, nobody was aware of it. Only when Peter went through the things that belonged to his father that he found his father's stunning secret which included several money transfers via Western Union destined for a Ghana address. Incidentally, this country is well-known for its notoriety with romance frauds.
Reported the Circelli family that it got multiple payment receipts amounting $50,000 that were associated with a number of transactions.
The e-mails suggested that Aisha desired to spend her life with Al after moving to USA, but she required cash for meeting the costs.
So Al sent her money and every time, a friend of her called Nulu Suleman received it on her behalf. However, Al who was so engrossed in his romance that he didn't appear bothered about the whole episode of money-collection.
Moreover, the money-transfer exercise from Al became so frequent that at one stage his cash balance exhausted and he began stealing from Peter's credit card.
Said Peter, the money transferred couldn't be tracked. According to him, the scammers were like ghosts whose damage, already caused to people, shouldn't be allowed to happen with anybody else. Softpedia published this on August 19, 2010.
Peter further said that he couldn't bear to find his father go down the way he did as also other families that perhaps also underwent anything similar. So he was going to speak out, he added.
Sadly, a tragically-ending Internet scam isn't something new. In 2009, a man from Canada expired in a Philippines medical center when hanging on to get a kidney for which he had unwittingly satisfied online fraudsters in every way.
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