Saturday, May 14, 2005

Nigerian Ring Busted in Toledo

Primarily, we hear from victims, but here is an example of how far reaching Nigerian Fraud can be. Two Nigerian nationals were caught in Toledo, Ohio. In their possession were stolen ID's from Ohio to California. Allegedly, they were doing check fraud, credit card fraud, or anything they could turn into cash.

They also had credit bureaus in their possession, which bespeaks the nationwide problem of criminals being planted in organizations to steal information.

The Detective, who arrested them, likened them to "financial terrorists". I'm afraid, I have to agree.

Here is an earlier post on the "Postal Money Order Scam" going around. This scam has been a nasty form of on line fraud recently, normally involving lottery, or auction scams. Although not exclusively originating from Nigeria, it has been traced there.