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Posts Tagged ‘419’

Nigeria clamps down on 419 scammers

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Nigeria is undertaking a huge crackdown on internet scammers in a plan to take the country out of the world’s top ten for online scams. (more…)

Suprising results in OFT scam report

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Internet users who use rely on “gut instinct” to avoid falling prey to online scams and those with advanced knowledge of financial products are actually more likely to fall victim to cyber criminals, according to surprising research published in the UK by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT). (more…)

Wire transfer scam targets Citibank

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Banking giant Citibank was almost caught out by a group of fraudsters who tried to swindle $27m out of the banking group using the infamous “419″ scheme, a court has been told. (more…)

Facebook users targeted by advance-fee fraudsters

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Facebook users are being warned to be vigilant after it was revealed that Nigerian scammers are infiltrating user accounts in an attempt to extort thousands from “friends”. (more…)