How I was Scammed by a Nigerian Friend in the US – Man Laments

A man has lamented on how he was scammed of a huge sum of money by a friend he had trusted to help carry out a financial trnsaction in the United States of America.

I did a job for someone in the US and gave a friend’s US account to receive the money with the plan of opening a domiciliary account here and asking him to transfer the money to it. Over time, the money got to some thousands of dollars with him.
I eventually opened the account and sent the details to him so he could help me transfer it. He didn’t respond and when I called him he didn’t answer the call.
I called him several times after that, no response. I sent mails to him, no response. I tried to contact him on Facebook and found out he had deactivated his account. It’s been like 6 weeks now and the only response to all the messages I sent to him is that even if I report the matter to the police, there is nothing they can do because it is a civil case and he will go ahead to declare bankruptcy and all he owns in the US is a TV which costs about $300.

I have all necessary details about him but I need to know the right way to go about this. I can push it to a level where he will face some charges due to his travel and work history in the US and may even lose so much but that may not eventually bring back my money.

Please, dear people, what do you suggest I do?

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