Black man arrested after posing as white woman on Facebook to swindle cash from unsuspecting menBy Mason White 9:45 AM May 23, 2014
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By: Aarav Sen
A Facebook imposter was arrested on charges of fraud after allegedly posing as a white woman on Facebook, in order to dupe unsuspecting men, police in Nigeria said.
The Lagos State Police Department said that they arrested the black student attending the Lagos State University, for participating in Facebook scams.
Efe Joshua Amadin, was arrested by detectives for using the image of a beautiful white woman to lure people who are interested in meeting a woman through social media. According to a police investigation, Amadin opened his Facebook account two months ago.
The suspect claimed that he hasn’t received any money as a result of the scam. The suspect told police that their are three other men, who pose as women on Facebook in order to receive cash from unsuspecting men.
The three always use the image of a female known as Diana, to attract men who are interested in marrying a white woman. Amadin said that the intention was to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.
Police began searching for the other three men involved in the scam, but so far, no arrests have been made.