Facebook Scam Leads to Man’s Arrest

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In Depew, New York, a man gets arrested for operating a scam on Facebook, a scam wherein women were made to send sexy or nude photographs.

An Online “Modeling” Scam

According to the police, a Facebook page was set up by Todd Nicosia from Banko Drive.  Using a fake name, “Katherine Legos,” he pretended to be a representative from the “Next Modeling” agency in New York City.  Through this fake account, Nicosia lured women into sending him pictures of themselves wearing “Sleep Wear,” a popular brand of clothing.  He promised to pay them huge amounts of money in exchange for the pictures.

False Promises

Apparently, the women were told by Nicosia that they would be part of a modeling shoot later this year, in Rochester.  Some of them were even told that for extra money, they could be asked to take part in a pornographic film.  Promising to pay them extra money, these women were convinced by Nicosia to send him nude pictures.

Man gets arrested for Facebook Scam, luring women to send sexy or nude pictures of themselves as he pretends to be a modeling agent. (Image: image via media2.wivb.com)
Man gets arrested for Facebook Scam, luring women to send sexy or nude pictures of themselves as he pretends to be a modeling agent. (Image: image via media2.wivb.com)

Caught in the Act

Nicosia was finally caught when one of the women he had victimized became suspicious of the “urgency” of his online requests.  Using his e-mail account, detectives were able to track him down, and on Sunday, he himself surrendered to the police.  Nicosia is charged with multiple cases, namely: aggravated harassment, criminal impersonation, and scheme to defraud.

Notably, detectives from the Cheektowaga and Lancaster Police Departments helped Depew Police in tracking down Nicosia.  Findings indicate that there were no child pornography materials on his computer.