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Friday, July 22, 2005

419 scammers busted

Okay, people fall for scammers and sometimes, they actually don't believe that they have been fallen victim.

In the meantime, however, it should be known for anybody who ever surfed the net that there are guys out there, that want your money. They try to get it by sending you an e-mail announcing that they are the victim of ...., or son of the president ..., former president ..., whatever. And they are writing in bad, bad English. It was always difficult to get them - law enforcement in Nigeria is not very efficient, but now, well, a major bust took place.

The Register writes that "The FBI and Spanish police have arrested 310 people in Malaga, Spain in connection with a €100m bogus (email) lottery scam run by Nigerian gangs. It is the biggest 419 bust in history, and may result in drastic reductions of scam mails." I sure hope for that!

Well, I mentioned, that anybody surfing the net should be aware of those scammers. Apparently not. The same article says that "the scam claimed over 20,000 victims in 45 countries including Britain, France, Germany, the US, Canada, Australia, Japan and a number of Arabic countries." Talk about stupidity or greed.

(By Asia Business Consulting)