Monday, December 12, 2011

'Nigerian letter' scammers arrested in Athens

Greek police have arrested a gang of Nigerians operating an Internet advance fee letter scam from Athens. The African suspects were in violation of Greek immigration laws. Nigerian letter fraud is so prevalent in the age of the Internet that it even has its own special FBI moniker of 419 Fraud. It is likely that the majority of people with email have been the recipient of one of the infamous letters offering a share in an obscene amount of money that a supposed Nigerian official is attempting to transfer out of the country.