Wednesday, May 24, 2006

International Scam Busts

You know all those email messages inviting you to get rich by helping a Nigerian claim a million dollars? Another scam, using Spanish speakers, promises people credit cards if they send in a couple of hundred dollars. An international investigation ("Operation Global Con") of these and other scams has arrested 565 people in 5 countries. In the U.S., there have been 139 arrests and 61 convictions; 426 arrests have been in Canada, Costa Rica, the Netherlands, and Spain. JURIST - Paper Chase: Gonzales announces 565 arrests in international fraud investigation, Feds arrest hundreds for fraud - U.S. Business -

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