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    Just plain stupid, stupid, stupid.

    Nigerian scammers fleece Aussies $36m/yr

    Australians lose at least $36 million a year to so-called Nigerian scammers via the internet.
    About $3 million a month is sent from Australia to Nigeria - at least 80 per cent of which was related to fraud.
    And the most likely to fall prey are residents of NSW, the Queensland fraud squad told Fairfax newspapers.
    Police said the figure would climb since even more money is sent to other countries as part of the same scams.
    Detective Superintendent Brian Hay said NSW was the biggest victim group "by a mile".
    Nigerian scams are usually conducted via email. They try to persuade the target to send money in the hope that it will result in a windfall.
    Queensland police recently contacted 139 people who had sent money to Nigeria and found 135 were victims of fraud.
    NSW police did not respond to Fairfax requests for comments on the issue.


    Nigerian scammers fleece Aussies $36m/yr


    How stupid are these people ?? These scams are regularly reported on current affairs programs in Aus and still they send their money !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoGeAr
    How stupid are these people ?? These scams are regularly reported on current affairs programs in Aus and still they send their money !!
    exactly, in fact it shouldnt even be a crime, if these people are that dumb/greedy then fuck 'em, let them learn a lesson.

    Nigerian scammers!

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    where can we find email addresses for NSW, those guys really need to buy some lucky amulets to ward off the Nigerians

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    I think alot of it would be from older guys ordering some take out black pussy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rigger
    I think alot of it would be from older guys ordering some take out black pussy
    yes and no.

    there was an article in the paper/news programme late last year, a 40 year old business man, thought he could outsmart the nigerians, and tried to scam them. He ended up sending almost $100,000 to them.....

    and a mate of mine, recently was telling me about this hot nigerian girl he's been chatting to on the internet...

    I warned, apparently she had already asked for money for her sick buffalo/visa/school fees whatever it was.....

    told him to stop being stooopid.

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    They don't have buffalos in Nigeria. Goats, mebbe.
    Quote Originally Posted by flash View Post
    where can we find email addresses for NSW, those guys really need to buy some lucky amulets to ward off the Nigerians
    I think you better back off, Flash -- the amulet market here is covered by DD.

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    Australia is the designated target for the 'boiler room' scammers too. Easy pickings there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indoexile
    and a mate of mine, recently was telling me about this hot nigerian girl he's been chatting to on the internet...
    Once you've tried Black you never turn back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoGeAr;728627[U
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    How stupid are these people ?? These scams are regularly reported on current affairs programs in Aus and still they send their money !!
    How stupid are they? Very stupid, IMO.

    And that is why a spammer/scammer can send out 1 million lines of bait and get a couple suckers to fall for it.

    P.T. Barnum said, "a sucker is born every minute."

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    It's greed that gets them everytime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cujo View Post
    It's greed that gets them everytime.
    Yez, dat is true. Da greed of the bilked, and da greed of da bilkers.

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    Many people still dream of the pot at the end of the rainbow fanatasy.

    Easy money only comes to those who acquire it illegally.

    Learned very early on in the peace that hard work is the only way to get ahead.

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    Here is one I received today.

    Attn:My Daerest,

    I have registered your cheque to the Eko bank plc.But the manager of the Eko Bank told me that before the cheque will reach you that it will expire.So i told him to cash ($2.5Million) so all the necessary arrangement of delivering the ($2.5Million) in cash was deposited with FEDEX COURIER COMPANY. This is there information that you have to contact to delivery your package.

    Company Name: FedEx Security Shipping Company.
    Contact Person: Rev, Dr Jim Iwego.
    Tel: +229-93-87 2226 / +229-98-122 068
    Fax: 00229 972 456
    Email: ( fedexshippingservice[at]hotmail.fr )

    Send them your contacts information to able them locate you immediately they arrived in your country with your BOX .
    This is what they need from you.

    1.YOUR FULL NAME
    2.YOUR HOME ADDRESS.
    3.YOUR CURRENT HOME TELEPHONE NUMBER.
    4.YOUR CELL PHONE NUMBER
    5.YOUR OCUCCUPATION
    6.A COPY OF YOUR PICTURE

    Please make sure you send this needed info's to the Director general of FEDEX COURIER COMPANY Rev, Dr Jim Iwego. with the address given to you.Note;

    The FEDEX COURIER COMPANY don't know the contents of the Box. I registered it as a Box of a FAMILY VALUABLE.They don't know it contents money.This is to avoid them delaying with the Box.Don't let them know that is money that is in that Box.I am waiting for your urgent response. Thanks and Remain Blessed.

    MRS:EDITH NALSON (ESQ)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoGeAr
    Queensland police recently contacted 139 people who had sent money to Nigeria and found 135 were victims of fraud.
    What happened with the other 4?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cujo View Post
    It's greed that gets them everytime.
    Not always.

    There was another story I read recently. Someone had fallen for a phishing scam and unknowingly entered their email account password into a nigerians bogus website.

    The Nigerian then sent emails from the account to everyone in the address book pretending to be the legit owner of the account.

    The story went that she was stuck in Nigeria after having her passport and money stolen. It went on to ask for help to pay the hotel bill and a return ticket.

    Those that replied and sent money did so out of the goodness of their heart, thinking that they were helping a friend or acquaintance out of a difficult spot.

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    Clever variation, all with nothing to lose and lotsa cash to be made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoGeAr View Post
    Queensland police recently contacted 139 people who had sent money to Nigeria and found 135 were victims of fraud.
    139 sent money and 135 were fraud victims. So does that mean that 4 got rich?

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    see above chit

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