The Register had a story a few weeks ago about a legal secretary in the US
who stole money from her employers to "invest" in one of these scams. A few
MILLION dollars I believe!
She obviously thought she could put the money back when she got her 20% of
Abacha's stash. Makes you wonder when a law firm lets itself be defrauded
by someone who isn't the full shilling herself...
Anyway, I think she got a few years in jail for her efforts.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Anders Holm" <anders.holm at elivefree.net>
To: "Matt Rudge" <mrudge at hcs.ie>
Cc: "McGahon, Dermot" <Dermot.McGahon at avocent.com>; <ilug at linux.ie>
Sent: Friday, October 18, 2002 12:51 PM
Subject: Re: [ILUG] Re: [ILUG] CONFIDENTIAL - From Nigeria with love(gearan
> On Fri, 2002-10-18 at 12:45, Matt Rudge wrote:
> > Yes - although the IPs normally resolve to a Nigerian or satellite ISP.
> > The only thing I've found that can be done is to see which ISP, or
> > web-based e-mail service, they're using and forward the full mail and
> > headers to the abuse address.
>> I have reported a bunch of these that I have recieved directly addressed
> to myself to the respective ISP's, and have on every account gotten
> positive response back. On each occasion, action has been taken towards
> these offending accounts, even by large scale, free email type
> providers, like yahoo.com...
>> So, keep on reporting them, since I also believe that Interpol was
> looking out for these buggers.
>> Never hurts to cancel their accounts, esepecially when they see that
> they might loose a wad of cash by contacting ppl in this way...
>> Just my 2 cents..
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