Nigerian scammers scramble as IRS deadline looms

Friday, 7 April 2006, 12:45 AM EST

With the U.S. deadline for tax filing approaching, so-called "419 scams" are increasing as Nigerian fraudsters work overtime attempting to trick taxpayers.

"They love to take advantage of tax day," said Michael Lamont of Process Software, which closely tracks the activities of Nigerian scammers. "They use any kind of current event to suck people in." Tax returns are due to be filed April 17.

At InformationWeek.

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