I received an "Offline Message" from a friend today about Emmanuel Ekhator. He is a Nigerian con artist who was actually arrested and extradited to the US, according to the Washington Post, a pretty reputable news source.
At first glance, this is really good news! But reading further, i learned that "Prosecutors say the scam ring extorted more than $31 million dollars from more than 80 lawyers and law firms." Oh, so that's what it takes to get an alleged creep extradited: $31 million and a boat full of lawyers. This leaves me feeling pretty ambivalent.
It's a good precedent, no doubt. I hope it helps in the arrest and extradition of men who scam money for love. I really do. But does it help ordinary folks who have their life savings and self-esteem stolen by one of these creeps? You tell me -- chime in here and give us your interpretation. The original article is here: