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    Australia Queensland - Woman conned in Nigerian scam to get money back

    Woman conned in Nigerian scam to get money back

    A QUEENSLAND woman who was conned into parting with more than $40,000 in an online scam will be reimbursed.

    Police say the Gold Coast woman, 56, was tricked into financially assisting a 25-year-old Nigerian university student who posed as a middle-aged British widower over the internet.

    The Nigerian Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), the body set up to investigate a growing number of scams coming out of Nigeria, has recovered some of the money, police say.

    The Queensland Police Service will present her with a cheque on behalf of the EFCC this afternoon. An amount has not been released yet.

    The student was sentenced to 19 years in jail after being found guilty by a Nigerian court in March last year.

    "The student lured her into a friendship before conning her into sending money for medical and travel costs," police say.

    She reported the incident to police in 2007 after becoming suspicious but not before transferring more than $40,000.


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    Nice ending, but what a twat.

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    She just needs to send them a 500$ processing fee first.....

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    Photo finish for Nigerian scammer

    She is ethnic Chinese so it's even more amazing that she was duped for so much. The prat got back 1/4 of what she sent.

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    ^ In the last article I find it hard to believe the following but if it is true, totally beyond belief...



    "Queenslanders are now sending between $800,000 and $1 million a month to Nigeria, and unfortunately the vast majority is victims' money."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isee View Post
    ^ In the last article I find it hard to believe the following but if it is true, totally beyond belief...



    "Queenslanders are now sending between $800,000 and $1 million a month to Nigeria, and unfortunately the vast majority is victims' money."
    Detective Super Hay was interviewed on TV last night and he said the same thing. There must be many more gormless clods around than I had previously thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrontiumDog View Post
    Nice ending, but what a twat.

    What else do you expect from a Queenslander?

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    This is Darwin in action; some people were not meant to survive and anyone who is stupid enough to fall for one of these scams just did not make the cut.

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    Gotta admire the Aussies doing their bit for charity, MUGS !

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    Poor lady was just driven to excited decisions with the promise of a big black one....

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    ^Not so, she thought her paramour was a nice British businessman.

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    womans instinct

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    The Queensland Police Service will present her with a cheque on behalf of the EFCC this afternoon. An amount has not been released yet.
    Be a bit of a pisser if it's just $50

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    Some Aussies have even gone for much more - hard to imagine how ?
    In early days of my internet experience I am embarassed to say I fell for a Nigerian scheme for the sum of $1500 - in retrospect cannot imagine how I could be so stupid?
    I think some of these were like me , new to the internet and living in dreams of a better future ( in my case it was an interest in coloured ladies).
    What is hard to understand is how long it takes some of them to hear the penny drop?
    Mind you the Nigerians scammers did pretty well in UK as well , which is where a lot of them were based.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Muffinman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by StrontiumDog View Post
    Nice ending, but what a twat.

    What else do you expect from a Queenslander?
    Quite right , so many of them have British parents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobR View Post
    This is Darwin in action; some people were not meant to survive and anyone who is stupid enough to fall for one of these scams just did not make the cut.
    Queensland, mate; not Darwin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thaiguy View Post
    Some Aussies have even gone for much more - hard to imagine how ?
    In early days of my internet experience I am embarassed to say I fell for a Nigerian scheme for the sum of $1500 - in retrospect cannot imagine how I could be so stupid?
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    Well done for being honest enough to admit this, of course everyone else is far toooo clever to ever get scammed. Probably everyone who has visited land of scams has been. I was once scammed by the owner of a famous brothel in Bangkok for about the same amount, very nasty threats were received to myself and wife over my internet comments about the dump, and I am embarrassed to say I paid up. it does piss me off when people blame the victims more than the criminals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    The Queensland Police Service will present her with a cheque on behalf of the EFCC this afternoon. An amount has not been released yet.
    Be a bit of a pisser if it's just $50
    She was supposedly presented with a cheque yesterday for around AUD12,500.

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    Well that's more than most people get back. Brit recently topped himself on the railway after handing over 80K to a Nigerian 'lady' very sad, these people deserve long sentences and good to see the cvnt in this case got just that.

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    People seem to like giving to these nigerian charities.

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    Getting money back from a Nigerian scammer? She's one lucky babe, 555!

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    I would not give 1p to anyone connected to Africa, sadly the genuine people miss out . Until all these African countries are legit .

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    I saw an amazing confession by an Ethiopian official in an Oz documentary this year who said in the great famine in the 80's made famous by live aid and Sir Bob, that Ethiopia actually had plenty of food in the SW of the country but there were 'logistical' problems with distribution. Claims were made on the BBC a few weeks back that a lot of the raised famine relief money went to buy arms. Seems sir 'give us yer fvcking money now' Bob was a bit naive.

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