Nigerian gets three years for Internet scam
A Nigerian man was jailed for three years for cheating a Singaporean businessman through an Internet scam.Updated: Jun 13, 2006 14:20 IST
A Nigerian man was jailed for three years for cheating a Singaporean businessman who fell for his multi-million dollar Internet scam, court officials said on Tuesday.
Ronald Emmanuel Emeka, 30, promised in April to give businessman Ng Yong Ngee a 30 per cent share of a non-existent 8.5 million dollar commission for helping to transfer funds from a finance company in Britain.
In return, Ng would first have to come up with almost 31,000 US dollars to help pay for the banking fees to transfer the funds to Singapore.
Ng suspected something was amiss when payment of his commission was delayed repeatedly and made a police report about the scam.
Many Singaporeans have been duped by Internet scams promising huge commissions in return for helping to transfer a purported sum of money from one country to another.
Last year, five Singaporeans lost up to 188,680 dollars after falling for similar e-mail scams, the Straits Times reported on Tuesday.
First Published: Jun 13, 2006 14:20 IST