Nigerian 419 Scammers Resurface
The Nigerian 419 fraudsters based in Amsterdam and Rotterdam have made copies of the websites of 'DHL' and 'Lufthansa Cargo', both express transportation companies. The purpose is to dupe the website visitors into paying transportation and advance fees for second-hand motorbikes and cars that are never sent in.
The scam is named as '419 scam', which presents an e-mail claiming to come from a person who wishes to transfer large volumes of money offshore, is getting more familiar with people. So, the scammers have found this as a new way of making quick money.
These "419" e-mail scams are as old as the Internet but people still fall prey. According to estimates, there is a good number of 250,000 scammers involved worldwide and they make over $1.5 billion every year. The average victim gives out about $20,000.
'Ultrascan Advanced Global Investigations', the Dutch 419 scam fighter, has warned about tricky sites that campaign 'DHL Shippers' and 'Lufthansa Worldwide Cargo' that are different from the real companies, 'DHL Worldwide Express' and 'Lufthansa Cargo'.
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» SPAMfighter News - 24-10-2006