Sunday, May 01, 2005

Russian 419 (Advance Fee Scams)

Although, it is not being reported in North America, or Europe yet, it's probably only a matter of time. Australians are being targeted from the former U.S.S.R. with e-mails from a family devastated by the Tsunami, a Russian Tycoon who wants to hide money and a legless Iraqi boy.

They are also being solicited to launder money through the personal accounts.

It is suspected that this activity is highly organized and the work of Eastern Bloc crime syndicates. Anyone foolish to give out their banking information normally has all their money wired to Russia.

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