I seen a post on another site that matched what happened to a friend.
Someone or multiple people posing as a celebrity contacts you on social media. They begin a friendly or romantic remationship with you.
They then ask you to message on the hangouts app. The celebrity will then ask you to send money to an orphanage called Lawson home in Nairobi Kenya.
Your told to send it to Ogbeiwi Lawson uhunoma who is the director of the orphanage.
The money is suppose to be sent through western union, moneygram or Ria with the option of sending by cash, card or bank to bank. The bank details and format of who to wire to details are at the bottom.
Later you are told they are going to have gold sent to you via a shipping company called sealand shipping company and you need to pay the shipping fees before the company decides to send the gold back to the original company .
The company is supposedly located in California
The other you may be asked to send money to people she’s been asked to send to are
Sunday Osagie in Nigeria
Odafen Darius in Nigeria
Charity Ali in Nigeria
Igbaifua Pius Ezekiel in Kenya
Christopher Inotu in Kenya
Christinem.Pfiater Ingram in Chicago
If you say you can’t cover the shipping fees they will say a friend of theirs is willing to help and you should send your part of the money to their friends wife Christine she will put it with her husbands and they will send it to the shipping company.
You may be asked to send itunes or amazon gift cards that they can use to sell so they have money , or pay for their flight since they are having account issues.
Message that was sent to a friend
Name :Christine .m. Pfister Ingram
Sate : Chicago
Once you get the money, just send it straight to my friend wife and also send me the Western Union information.
Account name: Ogbeiwi king trust …. Bank name: united bank of Africa (uba) …. Account number: 0987452361
I havent listed the name of person who story i found that is very similar to my friend or my friends name to protect their privacy and safety.
I have no idea what personal info they may have given the scammers.
I haven’t listed what celebrities because my friend is to ashamed to tell me the other person post didn’t mention who and with this many people involved they could all be scamming multiple victims together.
Also to protect the celebrity in case their team was notified by other people and they and authorities have an invesigation going on.