Mona Faiz Montrage popularly known as Hajia 4 real aged 30 from Ghana, Accra appeared in Manhattan Court on Monday for alleged involvement in a series of romance skim targeting older people who lived alone.

Ghanaian social media influencer Hajia for real has been extradited from the United Kingdom to the United States for allegedly defrauding over 2million dollar from older single American men and women in a twisted lonely heart skim according to Federal prosecutors.

A press release by the by the United States Attorney’s Office Southern District of New York, noted that: “From at least in or about 2013 through in or about 2019, MONTRAGE was a member of a criminal enterprise (the “Enterprise”) based in West Africa that committed a series of frauds against individuals and businesses in the United States, including romance scams.”

 Hajia was involved with a group of artists from West Africa who assumed fake identities to trick people into thinking they were in a relationship with them using emails, texts and other social media mesaages. Once members of the Enterprise had successfully convinced victims that they were in a romantic relationship and had gained their trust, they convinced the victims, under false pretenses, to transfer money to bank accounts the victims believed were controlled by their romantic interests, when, in fact, the bank accounts were controlled by members of the Enterprise.”

The scammers will then get the victim to transfer money to them under false pretences such as to move gold from the US to overseas.

Breaking down the components of Hajia’s crime, one aspect of her crime stipulates that the Ghanaian influencer allegedly scammed one of her victims with a fake marriage, according to a statement from the US Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York.

She is alleged to have sent the victim a tribal marriage certificate purporting to show that they were married in Ghana and took $89,000 from her victim.

The US Attorney’s Office said on its website stated thus;

“MONTRAGE received money from several victims of romance frauds whom members of the Enterprise tricked into sending money,” 

“Among the false pretenses used to induce victims to send money to MONTRAGE were (i) payments to transport gold to the United States from overseas; (ii) payments to resolve a fake FBI unemployment investigation; and (iii) payments to assist a fake United States army officer in receiving funds from Afghanistan.” As to one victim, MONTRAGE used her real name and spoke to the victim several times by phone. MONTRAGE sent the victim a tribal marriage certificate purporting to show that MONTRAGE and the victim had been married in Ghana. “The victim sent MONTRAGE approximately 82 wire transfers totaling approximately $89,000 to purportedly help with costs associated with MONTRAGE’s father’s farm in Ghana. “In total, MONTRAGE controlled bank accounts that received over $2 million in fraudulent funds from the Enterprise.”

In the meantime, Hajia 4 Reall is presumed innocent until proven guilty, but she faces at least 10 years imprisonment if found guilty.

Those who made the lives of celebrities pressure them should simply take note and be content with what they have... Her arrest speaks volumes.

Who do you think is next???