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In that con, businessmen were contacted by an individual allegedly trying to smuggle someone connected to a wealthy family out of a prison in Spain.In exchange for assistance, the scammer promised to share money with the victim in exchange for a small amount of money to bribe prison guards.The scam messages often claim to originate in Nigeria, but usually this is not true.The number "419" refers to the section of the Nigerian Criminal Code dealing with fraud, the charges and penalties for offenders.If a victim makes the payment, the fraudster either invents a series of further fees for the victim, or simply disappears.There are many variations on this type of scam, including the 419 scam, the Spanish Prisoner scam, the black money scam, Fifo's Fraud and the Detroit-Buffalo scam.
A Perth woman who lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in a Nigerian online romance scam has recovered part of the money after a police investigation."We developed a relationship online fairly rapidly, and fairly rapidly he started requesting money and I sent those sums of money after about six weeks," she said."I was simply looking for companionship after my divorce and never thought there would be such cruel con artists looing to capitalise on loneliness."When he was wanting to send his money back via me, I realised there was something really wrong here and asked some questions and ended up with [police] Project Sunbird, who confirmed it was a scam." Detective Sergeant Dom Blackshaw has confirmed that the major fraud squad has been working with Nigerian police, who have arrested a suspect and charged him with obtaining money under false pretences."It's our fourth arrest working with the Nigerians - there's been a lot of cooperation between us," he said."The advice we've been given from the Nigerians is that he is part of a wider group and they invariably always work in syndicates."Detective Sergeant Blackshaw said the arrest stemmed from police lifting fingerprints off a document the scammer sent to Jenny, which matched a person known to the Nigerian police.The scam has been used with fax and traditional mail, and is now prevalent in online communications like emails.Online versions of the scam originate primarily in the United States, the United Kingdom and Nigeria, with Ivory Coast, Togo, South Africa, Benin, the Netherlands, and Spain also having high incidences of such fraud.
Millions of Americans use dating sites, social networking sites, and chat rooms to meet people. But scammers also use these sites to meet potential victims.