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Ten Accused for Running Advance-Fee Scam

A group of ten individuals face charges under federal law because it allegedly executed an advance-fee scam, which attacked aged victims in USA, promising numerous dollars in bequeathed property; however, merely when they'd wire money for the processing of the property transfer. Channel6newsonline.com published this in news on March 7, 2011.

Stated the Office of the U.S Attorney, Dibe, a man from Nigeria along with his associates who posed as bankers, attorneys, and government officials like diplomats, asserted that they had some million dollars as bequeathed funds in Nigeria, while saying to victims that they'd get the fund once they'd wire the fees to cover "documentation" or "taxes." Dailybreeze.com reported this on March 7, 2011.

In the meantime, recipients of the fake electronic mails were also told that they were the expired property owner's relatives following which they were asked for the so-called fees through Western Union for apparently beginning the money-distribution process.

Furthermore, security researchers, while remarking about the problem, stated that cyber-criminals, including con artists, scammers as also other Internet troublemakers had gotten increasingly sophisticated regarding the techniques with which they stole from end-users through the very convenient Internet. They explained that the crooks employed various proposals or schemes like distribution or sharing of large property or funds of money that a recently-expired wealthy man owned, an un-called for windfall, mailbox notices, fake phone calls, work-from-home frauds, or Internet job postings, all that appeared extremely tempting.

Presently though, Dibe is facing accusation for allegedly executing wire fraud in 15 instances, while co-accused Loving and Amesi each faces accusation of committing wire fraud in 15 instances and conniving to execute wire fraud in 1 instance. The remaining 7 each faces accusations of committing wire fraud in 10 instances and conniving to execute wire fraud in 1 instance. Channel6newsonline.com reported this.

Moreover, Britain-based Sophos the security company too alerts recipients about the widely-known Nigerian 419 e-mail scam by suggesting them to delete the messages as well as block more messages in future by requesting their ISPs to block every e-mail coming from the scammer's address. Securitynewsdaily.com published this in news on March 7, 2011.

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