Nigerian email scam broken up

Thursday, 3 October 2002, 11:58 AM EST

Police have smashed a Nigerian-led scam that reaped up to 20 million ($A36.15 million) by duping Internet chat enthusiasts and other victims into paying seed money for access to safety deposit boxes supposedly full of dollars, the government said yesterday.

Spanish police arrested five Nigerians, a British man, a Spanish woman and a minor whose nationality was not disclosed, the Civil Guard said.

Most of the 300-plus victims lived in the United States, Germany, Australia or France.

[ Read more ]

Related items




Spotlight

Social threat intelligence

There's been an explosion of companies that realized threat intelligence was the next frontier. ThreatStream talks about threat intelligence, how it works, and what we can expect in the near future.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Tue, May 5th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //