Taiwan Man Disguises as Brunei Royal Family Member Scams Public
According to the reports published in YAHOO News during the end-week of December 2009, Wei Yao-sheng, a Taiwan citizen, is under arrest on charges that he duped numerous people through e-mail into contributing money for a fake fund. The man pretended to be a royal family member of Brunei as per what the world media unearthed and published.
His e-mail stated that a Brunei bank had authorized him to establish a royal investment fund in the country. With this story, he was able to net around $300 Million Taiwanese dollars from many victims.
The scam particularly targeted gullible and unsuspecting individuals. It sought people's bank account information so that their contributions could be used for the profitable investment. Consequently, Brunei's public as well as other Internet users are being urged to remain wary of the scam, which, currently doing the rounds in Brunei, presumably originated from Nigeria.
Moreover, this isn't the only e-mail scam related to the Royal family of Brunei. There are many others and they're normally spread via free web-mails. Since anyone can access these free web-mails from any part of the world, the scams remain untraceable.
However, the new incidence of fraud suggests that authorities should be contacted regarding enquiries of these e-mail scams for quick action. The references will actually enable to disable the scams before getting too late in catching perpetrators.
Moreover, a well-known Internet archive of electronic message scams, Scamdex, reports that this new Brunei e-mail scam made its first appearance on June 1, 2009 and since then, it has been spreading worldwide. The scam tries to seek monetary help from the public while making up a false tale that focuses on Brunei's royal family.
Since the current scam is vicious, people are being urged to watch out for any e-mail trying to extract money from its recipient.
Finally, these kinds of e-mail frauds clearly suggest how important it is to make Internet users aware of the dangers if they get ensnared into scammers' nets.
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