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    Nigeran Scam

    Nearly $500,000 lost in Nigerian scam



    NZPA Last updated 17:19 04/02/2010
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    A Christchurch woman fell victim to a Nigerian scam and lost nearly half a million dollars of her employer's money, a court was told today.
    Jacqueline Louise de Berri, 48, transferred $452,206 from the rental company she worked for at Christchurch Airport to bank accounts in Spain.
    Under the Nigerian scam, the money was immediately transferred out of the accounts and Christchurch District Court was told this afternoon that none of it had been recovered.
    De Berri pleaded guilty to 13 charges of dishonestly using bank telegraph transfer forms to obtain the money.
    Police prosecutor Constable Andy Kennedy said de Berri had worked as a credit controller for the rental car firm since 1996, transferring funds to other branches of the international company.
    Last year she received a fax saying that an engineer had died leaving US$14.8 million in a Spanish bank account.
    The fax said they were looking for relatives who may be claimants for the money.
    De Berri replied and exchanged a series of emails.
    Eventually a request arrived for a deposit of 1000 Euros, which she paid.
    More requests for money followed until by December 15 she had paid across a total of $452,206 in 13 transactions.
    When confronted, de Berri freely admitted the transfers saying she had hoped to be able to claim some of the $14.8 million to repay the money and get her out of the financial stress she was under.
    She has no previous convictions.
    She is now unemployed.
    Judge Raoul Neave remanded her on bail to April 28 for a probation report and a reparation report on her ability to pay back the money.
    A report will also cover her suitability to serve a sentence of home or community detention.
    I really don't know how these people can be so stupid, These scammers have been at it for over 30 yrs and still they manage to rort the stupids.

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    Yet another really stupid person...

    Those Nigerian's must piss themselves laughing...and be pretty rich now too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan
    I really don't know how these people can be so stupid
    Christchurch is quite close to Australia...

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    I remember watching a current affairs program in Oz a couple of years ago. A Brisbane businessman had been suckered into one of those scams. He lost a couple of factories, a farm and houses.

    He got caught up initially then continued in the hope of getting his money back. In the end they showed AFP and Nigerian cops in Lagos trying to track down the scammers. They made a couple of arrests. The guy had lost his money.

    The Nigerian police raided a number of offices filled with scammers and computers. Definately a well set up operation on the scammers part.

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    who ever said they were Nigerians ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12Call View Post
    who ever said they were Nigerians ?
    The original article did.

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    Jacqueline Louise de Berri (how Nigerian) and she was not anywhere near Nigeria.

    Why bring Nigeria through the mud/oil ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan
    A Christchurch woman fell victim to a Nigerian scam and lost nearly half a million dollars of her employer's money,
    It says it right there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan
    A Christchurch woman fell victim to a Nigerian scam and lost nearly half a million dollars of her employer's money,
    It says it right there.
    Do you have to be Nigerian to carry out the 419 Scam ?

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    If they send out 10,000 scamming e mails and get one result like this it's worth it all (Nigerian or not).

    There is no limit on the stupidity of some members of the human race nor their greed.

    "She is now unemployed"
    Get away, I'd never have guessed that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cachia View Post
    one born every minute

    I work with a Thai guy how replied to 1 of those email.
    He disappeared never to be see again

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12Call View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan
    A Christchurch woman fell victim to a Nigerian scam and lost nearly half a million dollars of her employer's money,
    It says it right there.
    Do you have to be Nigerian to carry out the 419 Scam ?
    Do you know why they call it a '419' scam?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by cachia View Post
    one born every minute

    I work with a Thai guy how replied to 1 of those email.
    He disappeared never to be see again
    I guess he got rich beyond his wildest dreams

    Or he went out and bought a shitload of stuff on credit, in anticipation of the coming wealth and when it didn't arrive did a runner...
    "Slavery is the daughter of darkness; an ignorant people is the blind instrument of its own destruction; ambition and intrigue take advantage of the credulity and inexperience of men who have no political, economic or civil knowledge. They mistake pure illusion for reality, license for freedom, treason for patriotism, vengeance for justice."-Simón Bolívar

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12Call
    goose drank wine
    That would be 3 6 9

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dug
    Do you know why they call it a '419' scam?
    Nigerian Criminal Code.

    Part of Chapter 38: "Obtaining Property by false pretences; Cheating"

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrontiumDog View Post
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    one born every minute

    I work with a Thai guy how replied to 1 of those email.
    He disappeared never to be see again
    I guess he got rich beyond his wildest dreams

    Or he went out and bought a shitload of stuff on credit, in anticipation of the coming wealth and when it didn't arrive did a runner...
    I think that he has gone into hiding
    I receive many email from sh-t like them.
    Any thing to do with that part off the world I would steer clear.
    I would not even give them the time of day.

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    Nigo scum cnuts need a good culling!

    Bet they havde WMD hidden away somewhere and a fair bit of oil to boot

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    At least she was bright enough not to give it to a James Jones and then off herself and her family with bad Kool Aid.

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    About a year or so ago, I spent some time working for Chevron in Lagos. Their offices were in a peninsula called Lekki, and I was staying in a hotel located in VGC (Victoria Garden City). Didn't know it at the time, but through visiting some of the local bars and restaurants (not easy, scary place), found that VGC was the Nigerian capital for scamming. Lots of very wealthy locals, flash cars, no jobs etc etc.

    These people work on the numbers game, i.e. whether it's one in a thousand, or one in a hundred thousand, eventually someone will take the bait. No point doing IP address trace etc, as no one there cares, and if they do they have already been paid off.

    The old adage, if it sounds too good to be true, it is.

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    Nigerian scammers operate anywhere now , email can be sent from anywhere .
    Even after all the TV warnings there will always be a bonehead somewhere on earth who takes the bait . Thais take the bait on black money scams in BKK even to this day.One of these fvckers screwed up my ebay account trying to scam me out of a cellphone ,emails came from Russia and the address to send the phone was a Lagos postbox. They are all at it .
    i'd rather have a phlebotomy than a full frontal lobotomy

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    Bloke killed himself in the UK recently after losing 82k, thought he was emailing a 'lady' right up until the time he lay down on the rail track. These fuckers are evil, never mind about people being greedy or stupid, they just exploit weakness and can destroy lives.

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