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How to avoid phishing scams

Posted: March 17th, 2006, 6:51 am
by Doc

Posted: March 17th, 2006, 7:57 pm
by JR
Just read in our local paper, a 56 year old guy, who says he was working for a Nigerian company, pleaded innocent to 3 counts of forgery. He took $56K of his own money and put it in a new bank account, then deposited $192K of checks from the Nigerian money orders. The banks used his money to secure the transactions, until the MOs cleared, which none did.

When he cashed the MOs, he sent all but 5% of the money, which is what he was to be paid, Western Union, to someone else.

The money he says, was to pay the company's employees working in the USA, with US currency. (This part didn't make sense.)

I don't know if he was really scammed or the sucker of a scam. Will have to keep up on it in the local paper.



Posted: March 17th, 2006, 8:04 pm
by Doc
Nobody could be that naive, or could they?

Those scammers are pretty good! Probably bamboozled the old guy!

Please keep us posted..