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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
More internet users equals more threats.
Sep 30 2009 11:06AM
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
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
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
Spammers find yet another way to target the unwary.
May 10 2007 3:05PM
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
Clinton romance puts Nigerian scam emails in the spotlight again.
Dec 15 2006 9:55AM
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
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
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
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
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
Over 300 people have been arrested in Spain in a massive 419 manhunt.
Jul 22 2005 12:11PM
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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