This European Woman turned her Nigerian Scam Experience Into Something Beautiful

October 20, 2016
A Nigerian scam episode that had a beautiful twist in the end.

In 2009, Maria Grette, a 69-year-old Swedish woman fell in love with Johnny, a 58-year-old Danish she met on the internet- or so she thought.

Little did she realize Johnny was a 24-year-old Nigerian graduate, who remained unemployed 2 years after getting his first degree.

She didn’t suspect anything at first, until he told her he got robbed and shot in Nigeria, where he claimed to be visiting. He started to request for huge amounts of medical fees, as he alleged that he couldn’t make transfers from his account due to technicalities.

Our Nigerian brothers will not stop embarrassing us in this life. But can we really blame them?

Anyway, Johnny, the scammer (not his real name), confessed to Maria after she’d stopped sending money and stopped picking his calls. Apparently, he was repentant and wanted her to forgive him.

Instead of getting angry and escalating it, Ms Grette decided to visit Nigeria that year, to see how she could help some of Nigeria’s youth. She now helps African artists get to international exhibitions where they can show their art to a wider client range.

As for the young Johnny, he got sponsored to an American university for his masters, and has even landed a job with an oil company. All these, courtesy of Ms Gretta.

All you scammers, this doesn’t mean your own 419 story will end like this fairy tale o! If you don’t stop it, you’re on your own!

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