Hajia 4 Reall was deported from the UK to the US on charges that she conned elderly, lonely Americans out of more than $2 million in a sickening lonely hearts scam.
The Ghanaian social media influencer, real name Mona Faiz Montrage, reportedly appeared in federal court in Manhattan on Monday for her suspected involvement in many romantic frauds, according to information from Federal prosecutors.
The indictment claims that Hajia 4 Reall specifically targeted elderly and single Americans who were living alone with their romance fraud.
According to information obtained by pulse.com.gh, “she entered a not-guilty plea to the allegations and according to her attorney, she will be released in the coming days on a $500,000 bond with GPS monitoring via an ankle monitor.”
Prosecutors claim that between at least 2013 and 2019, Hajia 4Reall collaborated with a group of con artists from West Africa who used emails, SMS, and social media posts to deceive individuals into believing they were in relationships with them.
“The scammers would then persuade the victims to transfer money to them under false pretenses,” the authorities continue, citing payments made to fictitious US Army officials in Afghanistan and efforts to bring gold into the US from abroad as examples.