]]>Such a news is quite rare esp. when victims of Nigerian scams are able to recover their money. However, the compensation is likely limited to those cases where the scammers are using US accounts. The amount of US$300,000 frozen due to scam activities is quite a small sum as compared to the millions lost worldwide, nevertheless it is still a hope of recovery for some victims. If only every country can do the same to help, it might be possible to recover even more funds.

Keech said that more than $300,000 had been frozen in accounts for 37
North American-based scams, and this will be repaid to victims who can
show they paid into any of the scams.”

Queensland is also receiving many complaints about Internet scams every month, “with money transfer and advance fee frauds
being the most common”.