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Minnesota Men Charged in Fake Dating Scheme Targeting the Elderly Read More: Minnesota Men Charged in Fake Dating Scheme Targeting the Elderly
MINNEAPOLIS (WJON News) -- Two Minnesota men are facing charges in a $3.5 million scheme that targeted elderly internet users.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 42-year-old Solomon Wilfred of Coon Rapids and 36-year-old and Dodzi Kordorwu of Brooklyn Park have been charged with fraud in the online romance schemes.
Court records show Wilfred and Kordorwu both created fake profiles that they used to reach out to elderly people via email and social media under the pretense of making a romantic connection. According to the documents, the men would suggest marriage and even mail cards and rings to the victims to earn their trust and further the scheme.