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Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:44 pm
Well, one victim that got money back (after year+ it was probably someone else's money)
St. Louis, MO USA
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Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:48 pm
Good for her. Score one for the good guys!
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Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:05 pm
This is the first time regionally that postal inspectors have successfully recovered money that was sent overseas in this type of scam.
First time? Cool. So we're in 2008. And the 419 scam has been going since the 80's, drawing in thousands of victims a month, tens of thousands per year.
The Postal Inspectors can give themselves a well deserved pat on the back. That's one in many thousands. I guess it's a start.
Thanks for the link JJ.
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Sun Apr 20, 2008 3:04 am
That's an amazing result and hopefully there will be more cases like that in future.
Sadly though, the chances of winning a RL lottery are better.
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Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:44 am
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Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:02 pm
the man was arrested, convicted and sentenced to six years in prison through the Nigerian court system.
w00t, she should get a badge in her siggy.
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Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:17 pm
I wonder if the check came from . Smells like a recovery scam to me. [email protected]
... she sent the cash, tucked inside a book, to the man who claimed to be stranded in Nigeria.
Interesting, sending cash may be safer that using Western Union or MoneyGram.
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