An Australian in Perth was inspired by the Nigerian’s infamous 419 scams, and he managed to collect $132,400 from victims.
The West Australian newspaper reported this morning that 30-year-old
Tuoyo Clement Nikaghanri had been sentenced to six years in prison for
his part in the scam, which reportedly drew in victims via emails and
internet sites between 2005 and 2008….
The West Australian reported that Nikaghanri became involved in the
scam to pay off a $96,000 credit card debt. He reportedly held four
passports and was sentenced on fraud and passport violation charges.
Good catch! We heard that the Nigerian authorities have also started some crackdown recently at their local scammers.