So I have this friend who a few years ago got into an scam where the guy was stuck in Nigeria was wiring funds into her bank account from his friend he said so she could send it to him so he can get out of the country. She found out about it eventually after the bank found out the funds he sent were fraudulent. She was required to then pay back the money to the bank and been in financial ruin after that. She had been just starting to get things back on track.
Now she just told me that she met this other guy over the internet 3 years ago who (you guessed it - facepalm) is saying he's in Nigeria (says hes from and owns a company in Canada) and can't get out because he owes a bunch of taxes to the Nigerian government. She said the bank checked it out but he wired money from his company to a separate account she set up. Then she send it to another bank to pay for the taxes for him. I do wonder would a scammer wait 3 years to get a person to do something like transfer money? She also claims she had did Skype with him a lot too? It sounds like that can be faked as well. I feel so helpless she was widowed a long time ago and she is so vulnerable she gets herself into trouble like this it seems all the time. I told her it was most likely a scam and she should stop imminently but I am afraid she may have criminalized herself already.
She made it sound like the bank was checking everything out a lot and that she had waited a few weeks after she got the money. etc. Then she was only sending out small amounts at a time slowly. etc.