Front Page Of The West Australian Today – Nigerian Scam Victim

Today’s paper.

Front page of The West March 4th 2013 Nigerian scam


I remember when I first heard about Dean Cameron’s Nigerian spam scam scam play. It was presented at the Amazing Meeting 3. I honestly thought that this kind of fraud was unbelievable, ridiculous and that people wouldn’t fall for it.

This is the other side of such spam.

Police fear a WA great-grandmother who was found dead in South Africa was murdered by a Nigerian scammer she met on an online dating site.

The body of Wagin woman Jette Jacobs, 67, was found in a Johannesburg guest house on February 9, more than two months after she travelled to meet 28-year-old Jesse Orowo Omokoh.

Mr Omokoh was the last person to see Ms Jacobs alive and told police he found her body. He has since disappeared.

My condolences to the family and I hope that it will be resolved soon.

About Kylie Sturgess

Kylie Sturgess is a former Philosophy teacher, media and psychology student, blogger at Patheos and podcaster at Token Skeptic. She has conducted over a hundred interviews including artists, scientists, politicians and activists, worldwide. She regularly presents a news and current affairs show on RTRFM's The Mag (tune in on Tuesdays!).
She’s the author of the ‘Curiouser and Curiouser‘ column at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry website and travels internationally lecturing on feminism, skepticism, and science. She files her nails while they drag the lake.