Dutch Court Convicts Nigerian Internet Fraudsters

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Dutch court convicts Nigerian Internet fraudsters

Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:22pm EDT

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Dutch court on Monday sentenced three members of a Nigerian gang to up to four years in prison for extorting tens of thousands of euros from victims who answered emails promising a stake in unclaimed inheritances.


A spokeswoman for the Haarlem court said judges sentenced one man to four years on charges of fraud, money-laundering and membership of a criminal organization, while two others were sentenced to 18 months and 13 months respectively.
Further sentences were pending, the spokeswoman added.
During investigations police found fake dollar bills, tens of thousands of euros and the documents and financial details of victims from several countries in an Amsterdam flat, according to Dutch news agency ANP.
Fraud victims had paid sums to the gang believing this would allow them to claim larger sums from inheritances.
(Reporting by Alexandra Hudson; editing by Andrew Roche)

LINK: http://www.reuters.com/article/internetNews/idUSL1046544120080310
 

Valk

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I got one word for ya. Unfortunately this site won't let me post it.
 

moegolden

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I wonder if a Dutch prison is nicer than a Nigerian house.
 

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How does the Dutch court convict Nigerians?
They were probably the only ones willing to go after the nig nogs for anything. Any country that money passed through could have gone after them for it, provided they had the proper laws and stuff to go after them on.
 

moegolden

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Fixed it for you Reuters.
I thought it was pretty funny that on 20/20 or one of those shows, they went in depth about these scams and they actually found a US Congressman who was suckered by these guys.