Six Arrested Over Nigerian E-mail Fraud
ZDNet News – May 21, 2002
Six arrested over ‘Nigerian e-mail’ fraud
The “Nigerian e-mail” scam is over ten years old and has possibly cost the victims hundreds of millions of dollars. There’s no way to tell, really, because many people are too embarrased to call the authorities once they realize they’ve been had. Read a typical e-mail and see if you’d fall for their tactics. I received one of these emails last week, so it’s clear this scam is still going on.
It looks like part of this ring of scam artists and drug dealers have been caught in South Africa by local police and detectives from the UK’s Scotland Yard. Hopefully they can lock these boys up and keep them away from computers and fax machines for a few years.