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419 scammers go for underpants bomber

419 scammers go for underpants bomber

Beware of emails promising gifts.
Jan 15 2010 4:57PM
African broadband growth could lead to higher spam rates

African broadband growth could lead to higher spam rates

More internet users equals more threats.
Sep 30 2009 11:06AM
Nigerian 419 scams now hitting Paypal

Nigerian 419 scams now hitting Paypal

A variant of the extremely popular Nigerian 419 scam is possible via Paypal, the INQ has discovered. On paper it looks bulletproof but it's still a big con.
Nov 28 2008 11:06AM
Nigerian man arrested in Perth for numerous online scams

Nigerian man arrested in Perth for numerous online scams

Computer Crime Squad Detectives in Perth have arrested a 29 year-old Nigerian man for his alleged involvement with an international online crime syndicate which media reports claim has defrauded its victims of $1 million.
Feb 25 2008 3:12PM
Spammers plead guilty to "419" scams that netted US$1.2 million

Spammers plead guilty to "419" scams that netted US$1.2 million

Three men pleaded guilty this week in New York to running get-rich-quick spam schemes - including a scam where one of the men claimed to have terminal throat cancer - targeting email users.
Feb 1 2008 9:55AM
Pinochet resurrected in 419 scam

Pinochet resurrected in 419 scam

Spammers find yet another way to target the unwary.
May 10 2007 3:05PM
US official accused of paying 419 scammer U2$1.2m

US official accused of paying 419 scammer U2$1.2m

Some people never learn.
Jan 29 2007 9:54AM
Experts warn of continuing 419 fraud danger

Experts warn of continuing 419 fraud danger

Clinton romance puts Nigerian scam emails in the spotlight again.
Dec 15 2006 9:55AM
Experts warn of continuing fraud danger

Experts warn of continuing fraud danger

An IT security firm has warned computer users to be on their guard against so-called 'Letters from Nigeria' as rumours of Chelsea Clinton's new boyfriend and his convicted father have been published in the press.
Dec 15 2006 9:54AM
US$2m 419 spam scammer in the slammer

US$2m 419 spam scammer in the slammer

Police in Amsterdam today claimed that the ringleader of an email scam that stole up to US$2m has been arrested in Lagos, Nigeria.
Aug 8 2006 3:00PM
Sophos warns of Falkland Island email scam

Sophos warns of Falkland Island email scam

First there were scam emails out of Nigeria, now there’s one referencing the Falkland Islands, said anti-virus software vendor Sophos.
Jun 6 2006 11:43AM
419 scammer poses as Fidelity fund manager

419 scammer poses as Fidelity fund manager

A scammer who admitted being a thief is posing as a fund manager for a major financial institution to dupe unsuspecting email recipients out of money.
Feb 10 2006 1:21PM
New 419 spam promising Volkswagen

New 419 spam promising Volkswagen

Security experts today warned internet users of a spam campaign that pretends the recipient has won a lottery sponsored by the Volkswagen motor company.
Jan 11 2006 10:33AM
310  arrested in mammoth 419 scam manhunt

310 arrested in mammoth 419 scam manhunt

Over 300 people have been arrested in Spain in a massive 419 manhunt.
Jul 22 2005 12:11PM
New IT twist on Nigerian scam

New IT twist on Nigerian scam

Nigerian scammers targeting Australian email inboxes have added a new IT industry-related twist to their advance fee fraud attempts.
May 3 2005 4:02PM

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