A ghastly story reaches me of a man who committed suicide, after losing $50,000 to West African romance scammers.
67-year-old Al Circelli, shot himself in the living room of his home in Yonkers, New York, after – his family say – he became embroiled in an international romance scam that caused him to lose thousands of dollars and even steal from his relatives.
Circelli’s son Peter says he stumbled across evidence that his late father had wired considerable amounts of money to Ghana, and discovered email messages and photos on his father’s laptop supposedly from a woman called Aisha, who wanted to come to the USA to begin a new life and promised to bring a small fortune with her
According to media reports, “Aisha” needed money to be sent to her in Ghana via Western Union to pay for expenses – and when Circelli ran out of his own money, he took out…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.