Thursday, July 22, 2010

Overseas Scammers

The case of an elderly couple that have been duped into sending money to various people all over the world - and sustained to do it even they were being warned by the police that it is highly apt that these recipients were international fraudsters.

The couple has sent money to various people in Africa, UK and Hong Hong, and they lost a little over half a million of Australian dollars in whole.

The scammers based in the UK and in Hong Kong carried out an "inheritance" scam, while the Ghana scammers, two women forged a friendly relationship with the couple over the Internet and asked for money for accommodation, food and additional expenses. The husband even traveled to Ghana on one occasion and met the woman.

Law enforcement officers visited the couple relating to money transfers linked to these four recipients and talked to them about these recipients were scammers. But have clearly not made much impact, since the couple sustained to send money overseas.

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