Nigerian email scam broken up
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.
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