Lagos– Three Nigerians appeared in court in Port Elizabeth, South Africa for allegedly scamming people around the world with text messages exclaiming that they won the lottery, The Herald reports.
Dominique Nwafor, Henry Ohaeri and Frederick Umude were accused o f sending text messages to random cellphone users informing them that they won R1-million in the ‘Chevron World Wide UK International American Lottery Bonanza’.
Many ignored the message but those that responded were told that they had to pay a fee so that the money could be released into their account. The three were arrested in Johannesburg in August 2010.
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