Nigerian email scam broken up

Thursday, 3 October 2002, 11:58 AM EST

Police have smashed a Nigerian-led scam that reaped up to Ä20 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.

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