Nigerian Man Scams Woman $40k Using Us Soldier’s Identity In Internet Romance
… Woman comes face to face with real soldier
A woman seduced and scammed by a Nigerian con artist has finally come face-to-face with the US army veteran she believed she’d fallen head over heels with.
Queenslander Chyrel Muzic thought her dreams had come true when she met retired US colonel Bryan Denny online two years ago.
She became so besotted with him she borrowed $40,000 to send to him.
Ms Muzic was devastated to find out three weeks ago that she had been conversing with a Nigerian conman, 29, who had been using Mr Denny’s photos as part of an elaborate romance scam.
Mr Denny, a married father who spent half his life in the military has reported more than 3,000 accounts to Facebook of scammers using photos of him to trick women worldwide.
But Ms Muzic is the first victim he has met through a recent webchat, where she admitted she’d been in love with him for the last two years.
She doesn’t blame Mr Denny and holds no ill feeling towards the scammer.
‘I tell you something now. He gave you some service. He’s been the most beautiful person that God ever put breath into,’ she told Mr Denny.
The pair publicly shared their stories to warn others from being sucked into similar scams.
‘These guys are thieves. These guys are cockroaches, and when you shine a light on them, cockroaches scatter,’ Mr Denny said.
Ms Muzic added: ‘I just want to have other women who are getting men- and there are thousands of them – getting men talking to them, romancing them, and then asking them for money – please don’t give it to them, because they don’t love you, they don’t care about you, they are only after the money.