Nigerian man scammed me for a year and a half
by Virginia Smith
I met a man on ourtime.com and he called himself Ken Shelton and claimed to work on an oil rig. Of course I knew he was lying because of his accent and his writing style. I played along for 6 months because he never asked me for money.
Finally he told me that he was Nigerian and his name was Olawale Shoremekun and he was trying to get to America on a student visa. After nearly a year and a half I decided to help him.
I paid his Sevis fee for his student visa. I opened an account with him as an authorized user and everything was fine for a while with only cash deposits then one day a huge deposit of nearly $20,000 was made and then transferred and then he disappeared from my life and the money had been stolen from someone's account.
I was heartbroken because he was my best friend and had never asked me for money, yet he waited patiently for a year and a half for the big score.
I'll never trust anyone again.