Monday, June 28, 2010

Consequences of scam

scammer consequences:
  • Some investors have hired private investigators in Nigeria or have personally travelled to Nigeria, without ever retrieving their money. One American was murdered in Nigeria while pursuing his lost money. In February 2003, a scam victim from the Czech Republic shot and killed an official at the Nigerian embassy.

  • Victims of 419 Advance Fee Fraud have little recourse. Since 1995, the United States Secret Service has been (somewhat) involved in scambatting these schemes, however they will not investigate unless the monetary loss is in excess of 50,000 US Dollars. Very few arrests and prosecutions have been made due to the international aspect of this crime.

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