Category: Scams

Police warn area Internet users of new twist to old scam

Police are warning of new versions of the Nigerian advance-fee scam that Salisbury residents recently participated in unwillingly. Rather than the traditional e-mail or letter promising big profits in exchange for help moving large sums of money, scammers now use chat rooms and develop relationships with their targets, said Salisbury Police Detective Tom Wilsey. And the victims are used as the middle man rather than the source of the money. Nigerian 419 Scams Nigerian email conmen fall into their targets’ net The scam busters Websites about the 419 scams In one recently discovered scam, the suspect sends a well-made counterfeit

The scam busters

Budapest Business Journal, Dec. 2, 2002 by P�ter Ol�h An intrepid writer and a team of consultants have probed the murky world of the ‘Nigerian’ e-mail scheme — and offer some crystal-clear advice Your first instinct on receiving an unsolicited message from someone you have never heard of, promising large amounts of money in exchange for a little ‘assistance,’ might be to immediately destroy it. But American investigative writer Brian Wizard, while recognizing such messages for the frauds that they are, decided to pursue the matter. The result is a book exposing the devious schemes in detail, entitled Nigerian