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White woman defrauded by Yahoo boy permanently becomes his lover and benefactor


So love can happen at any time and under any circumstances? Like in one of the last films in Nigeria - "When Love Happened"?


But this is by no means a film, although it thrives as a film written and directed by astute creative people. Perhaps God himself is the most contented person!


This is the story of a Swede, Maria Gret, who is caught by a Nigerian conman who identifies as Johnny. Despite a lot of water running under the bridge, Johnny's name hasn't changed, suggesting that he may not be lying.


As the BBC tells us, Grett is an artist that Johnny "invested" in as a boy from Yahoo in 2009.


An interesting journey when the 62-year-old divorced man stepped into the dating site he created.


According to Ist News, the BBC noted that Grett was 62 and divorced at the time:


"I received messages saying people had contacted me but I had never seen them," he told the BBC.


Then one day the divorced woman went to a website and answered an email from a man she called "Johnny".


"I still don't know why," he said. "It was like a sudden urge that happened before I could stop it."


Johnny described the woman as a 58-year-old Dutch woman who grew up in South Carolina; currently working in the UK. His son is a student at the University of Manchester. The two exchanged emails for a while, and he ended up calling her from an English number. He had an accent he couldn't put on, but he didn't let that bother him.


After three months of online communication, he agreed to visit her in Sweden.


"I wanted to meet him because I like him," he said. "He has an attitude and sweetness I've never known in a man before. And he's innocent in a way that confuses me."


Johnny said the hospital wanted $1,000 to treat his son. However, he told Maria that he could not pay the bill because his bank did not have an office in Africa. He asks Gret to send him money so his son can be treated.


"I will never forget how I rushed to the Western Union office and shuddered at the transfer," Gret said. "All I can think about is getting those two people out of danger in Nigeria."


A woman flew to Nigeria to confront her internet scammers head-on. And now they are friends.


After the first referral, Johnny asked for more money because of "complications" and the doctor's demands. After sending Johnny $8,000, he begins to believe that something has happened.


"I was angry. I sent several very angry emails when I found something was wrong," he told Der Spiegel.


Three weeks later something amazing happened.


Johnny calls him to admit he is a 24-year-old Nigerian conman. He graduated from college two years ago but couldn't find a job, so he was forced to hunt people.


"When he revealed everything to me, I was overcome with shame. I felt so sorry for him," she said.


“He said he had never met a man like me; that he has struggled with his feelings for me for a long time,” she said. He says his scammers warned him to fall in love with "clients"; that he ignored her because he trusted me and didn't want to lose touch with me. ”


"I want to meet him," he said. "I can't live with this relationship if it's not adjusted to reality in every way."


In October 2009, Grett went to Nigeria to meet Johnny.

"When I saw him at the airport in Abuja, tears streamed down his face ... I knew I had known him all my life," he said.


During their stay in Nigeria, the two developed a strong friendship. After meeting some of his friends who are scammers; he began to wonder how he could help these people get rid of such dubious work.


Two years later, Grett began helping African artists visit Europe for exhibitions and workshops. He also travels to Uganda to talk about art. He attributes all of this to an encounter with a very special Nigerian con artist.


"Johnny gave me more than he took," he said, "without him I wouldn't have known Africa."


Johnny stops working on fraud and, with Grett's help, moves to America for further education.


"I love him very much," he said. "He asked me many times to forgive him and I told him that the most important thing is to forgive yourself."

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