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Minnesota man pleads guilty in $2.3M romance fraud scheme targeting mostly elderly victims

Fox 9 KMSP

Brooklyn Park man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to his role in a national romance fraud scheme targeting mostly elderly people.

According to court records, 37-year-old Dodzi Kwame Kordorwu was accused of being involved in an online romance fraud scheme, which mainly targeted the elderly. Kordorwu lured victims into sending money under false pretenses from May 2018 to June 2022. 

The scheme entailed impersonating either real or fictitious people, like a U.S. diplomat or military official, who would contact victims on social media, according to the Department of Justice. 

The scammers would seek out a romance with victims and then ask for large sums of money to help with some sort of problem. In some cases, a third-party person would be introduced to victims to help corroborate the scammer’s story. 


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