In the past few years, thousands of Americans have been a victim of scams.
Now, it seems that the table has been turned as a marquee name from the US was being accused of scamming a certain Nigerian firm.
Is Floyd Mayweather guilty of scam?
According to reports from TMZ, the Nigerian company named Zinni Media has filed a lawsuit against the 41-year old boxer Floyd Mayweather for allegedly pulling a money scheme.
The firm revealed their deal with the ‘Money’ back in June last year, which involved Mayweather’s five appearances in Nigeria and Ghana. The deal was agreed at a low of $375 000.
Zinni Media thought the deal will push through as a video of Floyd confirming his visit in those two countries came out. With the deal now finalized, the media company gave Mayweather an advance payment of $210000.
But in an unfortunate turn of events, the multi-titled boxer backed out of his commitments a day before his supposed appearance, much to the dismay of the Nigerian firm.
After the incident, Mayweather’s representatives have asked the company for a reschedule. The events were moved to December 2017 and more appearances have been added but the agreed price was raised to $550 000.
Zinnie Media Files A Charge Against Mayweather
Zinni Media accepted the new offer. They were told that the advanced made beforehand can be carried over to the new booking price. The company has asked Floyd to confirm the new dates through a video but to no avail.
Mayweather did not appear to any events in Nigeria and Ghana last year. He also did not return the advanced payment worth $210 000.
Claiming that the professional boxer defrauded the firm, Zinni Media filed a charge against Mayweather in federal court in California. They are seeking $2 million from Floyd for the damage.
How will The Money respond on this controversy?
Watch Mayweather confirming his June 2017 visit in Nigeria on this video below: