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 Nigerian 419 Fraud

Tuesday November 2, 2010
BooksNigerian 419 FraudRNB's Religion News Blog:
Spam emails supposedly from Nigerian princes with fortunes in Swiss bank accounts, or beautiful Russian brides desperate to meet us are nothing unusual.

Most of us delete them without reading them – but Scottish author Neil Forsyth had a different idea.

Curious to find out just how desperate the spammers were for cash, he struck up email conversations with the senders.

After creating his own character called Bob Servant, he was soon dealing with unsuspecting con artists around the globe. He led them on with bizarre requests and surreal stories.

The resulting book – Delete This at Your Peril – won fans ranging from rock band Snow Patrol to writer Irvine Welsh.

Now a follow-up has been released and Hollwood star Brian Cox is playing the comic creation on the radio.

Saturday August 5, 2006
FraudNigerian 419 Fraud:
The ringleader of a Dutch-based internet scam that raked in up to $US2 million ($2.6 million) has been arrested in Nigeria, police in Amsterdam say.

Saturday March 4, 2006
FraudNigerian 419 Fraud:
(AP) Renowned psychiatrist Dr. Louis A. Gottschalk lost up to $3 million over a 10-year period to a Nigerian Internet scam, his son alleges in a lawsuit.

Thursday July 15, 2004
FraudNigerian 419 Fraud:
Mike is a "scambaiter," dedicated to fighting back against those who send out the notorious 419 e-mails, promising untold wealth to anyone gullible or naive enough to disclose their bank details.

Thursday November 20, 2003
FraudNigerian 419 Fraud:
It has been described as the internet's first blood sport and is fast becoming one of the web's favourite pastimes. Fed up with having their inboxes clogged with emails from Nigerian fraudsters promising untold riches, the victims are finally hitting back.

Thursday December 5, 2002
Nigerian 419 FraudScams:
Budapest Business Journal, Dec. 2, 2002

Friday April 19, 2002
Nigerian 419 Fraud:
An enticing email...promised cash...a trail of victims....Despite warnings, Americans continue to lose millions to Nigerian con artists


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