Nigerian Romance+Itunes Card Scam
by Sandra Bare
(Edgewood, Md (US))
Nigerian Romance Scammer Levine Shaffer
On (10/30/17) I met a man named Levine Shaffer on Facebook. Some woman by the name of Marguerite Owens sent me a message informing me that her brother took an interest in me after seeing a picture of me before he left on a special investigation in West Africa. She told me that I should add him up because he would love to know me.
After we became friends he told me that he had fallen in Love with me within 24/48 hours after meeting me. He requested that I leave Facebook and asked me for my number. That same night he called me and gave me a sob story while on a mission in Afghanistan that his wife cheated on him real bad and was looking for a new wife and mother for his young daughter Kennedy. At this time I was friends with a lady named Darlene Fernandez Zamora from Nm. She sent me a message and told me that my boyfriend was a player and that he sent her pictures of himself and his daughter, and to marry him, she also told me that he sent her pictures of his erect private area.
When I confronted him about this he denied it. There was a man on Facebook by the name of Jim Kennedy Blackwell who had photos of Levine Shaffer on his page and asked numerous women to marry him and open up a bank account so that he can deposit money in it to help support them and their kids and gave them the same exact sob story he gave to me. He denied this as well and just told me recently that he deleted the account. After telling me that he had fallen in love with me he asked me if I had a bank account so that he could have his money deposited into it and I refused to give it to him.
On (12/1/17) I started getting specific amounts of money wired to me via Western Union to wire back to him to different receivers in Lagos Nigeria. Eventually Western Union caught onto the fact that I was being scammed and put a block on me for my protection. When I explained to Levine Shaffer what had happened he requested me to start sending him ITunes Cards in different amounts usually between $125.00 up to $150.00 which I did.
On (12/16/17) he called and asked me if I could send him $200.00 in ITunes Cards, having enough I contacted my local Sheriffs Office. He claims to be a Private Protective Agent who works in Lagos Nigeria for the CIA.