- He cheated saying he had cancer to raise thousands of dollars
- He used the GoFundMe platform to tell his story and more than one fell
- Her story moved hundreds, who decided to help her to the point where Nicole managed to raise more than $ 59,000 dollars in about 6 months.
One woman misled many saying she had cancer to raise thousands of dollars through GoFundMe.
It is about Nicole Elkabbass, a 42-year-old British woman, who committed fraud and is now responding to justice.
In 2018, the woman opened a GoFundMe page in which she said that she had a serious health problem because she suffered from a type Cancer very aggressive ovary. In his narration, he also indicated that he did not have the funds to pay for the expensive treatment.
Her story moved more than one, who decided to help her to the point where Nicole managed to raise more than $ 59,000 dollars in about 6 months.
The money was actually using it to lead a life of luxury.
He cheated saying he had cancer to raise thousands of dollars
The woman was exposed when people close to her became suspicious, because the GoFundMe account, which said that it had been created by Elkabbass’s mother, included a photo of a gallbladder operation that she had in 2017, according to the NY Journal.
One person decided to report what happened to the police and after an investigation, the authorities discovered that Elkabbass did not have cancer. They also determined that the woman had spent the proceeds to pay off old debts, travel, tickets to soccer games, and online gambling, among other luxuries.
Nicole has been accused of committing fraud, although she denies all the charges against which she is accused.
California: Hispanic is sentenced to three years in jail for defrauding elderly Latinas
The Hispanic of Colombian origin Tito Lozada, 50, who was dedicated to scamming women over 65 who only spoke Spanish in California was sentenced this Monday to almost three years in jail, reported the Los Angeles District Attorney.
Lozada, a Los Angeles resident, was sentenced by District Judge John Walter, who also ordered the return of more than $ 190,000 as restitution for the robberies committed against the elderly, according to the Efe agency.
On February 24, the Hispanic swindler pleaded guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit fraud after agreeing to be the leader of a gang of at least three other people whose targets were women between 65 and 85 years of age.
As detailed by the prosecution’s accusation, between March 2017 and September 2019, Lozada and his accomplices rented vehicles with false identification and dedicated themselves to touring different cities in Los Angeles County in search of victims.
Once a possible victim was selected, a member of the gang approached him asking for his help to collect a supposedly winning lottery ticket, arguing that he could not collect it because he was undocumented.
To convince the victim they called another accomplice, who posed as a representative of the lottery and confirmed that the ticket was indeed awarded and could only be collected with a deposit or cash payment of a guarantee.
In addition, they took advantage of the feelings of the elderly by telling them that they had to return to their villages or seek a lawyer for immigration services, among other falsehoods.
Once the victim was convinced, the scammers drove her home or to the bank so that they could withdraw jewelry or cash. When they had the values in their possession, they deceived the victims and fled.
In total 16 people were deceived by the gang with the lottery “winning ticket” scam.
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