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American swindles Nigerians $565,000 over Green Card

An American identified as Marco Ramirez has given some Nigerians a taste of their own medicine after he defrauded them of a whopping $565,000 (about N203.4m) when he promised the victims of securing Green Card in his native land for them.

We know Nigerians are notoriously known to be fraudsters when it comes internet scams so it’s quite surprising this guy managed to pull a fast one on the Nigerians. Ramirez, in 2013, had promised three Nigerians that he could help them get a U.S Green card and thus took monies from them.

But he failed to do that, earning him a brush with the law as he was arraigned before a judge in Nigeria. The victims, identified as Ambassador Godson Echejue, Abubakar Sodiq and Olukayode Sodimu, paid Ramirez $565,000 in total to help them get the green card but he failed to deliver on his promise.

He was originally arraigned before court in 2017 and granted bail in the sum of $25,000, but the case was transferred to a new judge midtrial.

On his court appearance last week, he pleaded not guilty once again and was granted bail, with the case adjourned till October.


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