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He was subsequently deported to Nigeria.'If it looks too good to be true, it usually is'The court took into account that he was remorseful, had a one-year-old child, and suffered from sickle-cell anaemia.
He had been taking chronic medication for the incurable disease for years.
"They may be chatting with 20 people at the same time," O'Hearn said.
More than 5,800 romance scam complaints were filed with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2014, the last year in which data are available, with a total associated losses topping million.
The most common target of online dating scams are women over 40, who are divorced, widowed, or disabled, according to the FBI.
He was sentenced to 12 years in jail, wholly suspended for five years, and had to pay back what he took from the victims.
The two women in their 50s, both from Texas in the USA, sent him expensive gadgets and money.