Saturday, January 17, 2009

Leamington man loses $150,000 in Nigerian scam

Leamington man loses $150,000 in Nigerian scam: "A Leamington man has fallen prey to international scam artists who strung him along for more than a year with the promise of millions in cash, but ultimately bilked him and his family of $150,000.

John Rempel said he quit his truck driving job, lost friends, borrowed money and crossed the globe in pursuit of a non-existent inheritance, after he was contacted by e-mail in what is known as a Nigerian 419 scam."