419 scammers launch shipping sites

Monday, 16 October 2006, 12:31 PM EST

Nigerian 419 advance fee Fraudsters operating from Amsterdam and Rotterdam, have created copies of the websites of express transportation company DHL and Lufthansa Cargo. The idea is to lure victims into paying transportation and advance fees for used motor bikes and cars that are never delivered.

Now that many people are familiar with the old style 419 scam - where an email claims to come from a person needing to transfer large sums of money out of the country - the scammers seem to have discovered a whole new way of making quick money.

At The Register.

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