EFCC arrests suspected internet fraudster

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested a suspected internet fraudster, Tonwerigha Tombrown, for allegedly duping an Irish businesswoman, Izabela Glogowska, of €53,000 (equivalent of N11.6million) in an online scam.

Glogowska alleged that Tombrown, who posed as a prominent online trader, Michael Freeman, tricked her into sending him €1,000 via Western Union/Money gram as payment for a business deal, a statement by the EFCC stated.Friday.

She added that he later pretended to be one Ben Andrews demanding additional €10,000 claiming that there was a policy change.

The same Andrews advised her to send the money to Tombrown in Nigeria, and the money was later diverted to a fake account.

Efforts to recover her money proved abortive, hence she petitioned the EFCC.

The suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded, the EFCC stated.

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