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Nigerian scam fraudsters go to jail

Nigerian scam fraudsters go to jail

After pleading guilty last year, two Nigerians and a French citizen were sentenced by a New York federal judge to jail last week for scamming US$1.2 million through email.
Apr 6 2009 10:58AM
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 arrested after scamming Aussie man out of $20,000

Nigerian arrested after scamming Aussie man out of $20,000

A Nigerian man has been arrested over an Internet-based lonely-hearts scam, which stripped a 45-year-old Queensland man of thousands of dollars.
Sep 30 2008 3:01PM
Nigerian scammer arrested with help of QLD police

Nigerian scammer arrested with help of QLD police

A Nigerian man has been arrested over an Internet lonely-hearts scam, which stripped a 45-year-old Queensland man of thousands of dollars.
Sep 30 2008 2:31PM
Aussies fall for Nigerian Scam

Aussies fall for Nigerian Scam

Inspector Knacker of the Queensland Yard is worried that so many Aussies are falling for the Nigerian scam.
Aug 21 2008 7:56AM
Nigerian scam takes this year's 'Pie in the Sky' award

Nigerian scam takes this year's 'Pie in the Sky' award

A ‘Nigerian letter’ scam has won this year’s annual ASIC ‘Pie in the Sky’ award for the most outrageous offer that was too good to be true.
Apr 7 2008 3:20PM
Nigerian firm slaps patent suit on OLPC

Nigerian firm slaps patent suit on OLPC

The Lagos Analysis Corporation (Lancor) has filed suit against the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) foundation for alleged patent infringement..
Nov 30 2007 8:07AM
Police warn South Australians of Nigerian scammers

Police warn South Australians of Nigerian scammers

South Australian Police are warning local residents of a surge in Nigerian scam emails targeting South Australian residents.

Nov 23 2007 3:06PM
Microsoft accused of pulling Nigerian scam

Microsoft accused of pulling Nigerian scam

Redmond allegedly squeezed out Mandriva in educational laptop sale.
Nov 5 2007 11:40AM
Microsoft accused of pulling Nigerian scam

Microsoft accused of pulling Nigerian scam

Redmond allegedly squeezed out Mandriva in educational laptop sale.
Nov 5 2007 9:41AM
AusCERT2007: Aussies still being scammed

AusCERT2007: Aussies still being scammed

Queenslanders are forking out around $500,000 a month to Nigerian email scammers.
May 23 2007 3:30PM
County treasurer accused of funneling US$1.2million to Nigerian fraud scam

County treasurer accused of funneling US$1.2million to Nigerian fraud scam

A former Michigan county treasurer was arrested last week for allegedly embezzling more than US$1.2 million in public funds to a Nigerian fraud scam.
Jan 24 2007 6:32PM
Nigerian email scam-master arrested

Nigerian email scam-master arrested

Police in Nigeria have arrested the suspected ringleader of an email scam that stole up to $2 million.
Aug 7 2006 12:38PM
Quartet nabbed for Nigerian inheritance scam

Quartet nabbed for Nigerian inheritance scam

Four men have been indicted on federal charges they masterminded a Nigerian get-rich-quick spam scheme that netted the alleged fraudsters more than $1 million, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.
Mar 24 2006 10:23PM
Hundreds arrested in Nigerian scam clampdown

Hundreds arrested in Nigerian scam clampdown

Nigerian anti-419 squads have recovered cash and assets worth more than $700 million in the last year.
Aug 9 2005 10:06AM
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
Nigerian email fraud ring busted

Nigerian email fraud ring busted

NSW police have arrested a Sydney man and claim to have cracked a multi-million dollar so-called Nigerian Internet scam.
Oct 31 2003 12:00AM

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