News About Scam Victims


On this page, you will find a selection of news items relating to various types of internet fraud, these links will be updated regularly, with new items of news being added as and when they come to light.

Scam Victims In The News

Scammers can be very dangerous, the links below show news stories about scam victims who have been assaulted, robbed, kidnapped and murdered by scammers they had travelled to meet with.

  • Lottery scam drove Chinese student to suicide in the UK
  • Greek man murdered by 419 scammers
  • Irishman kidnapped & held to ramsom in Ghana
  • UK man kidnapped & held to ransom in South Africa
  • Suicide of UK man due to internet lottery scam
  • Romanian man kinapped and held to ransom
  • Japanese man flees kidnappers in scam
  • Australian man looking for Internet love kidnapped in Mali
  • Jean Pierre Li Shing, murdered in Johannesburg
  • Murdered American in Nigeria
  • Norwegian scam victim murdered (news item in Norwegian language)
  • Saudi Arabian businessman beaten & robbed in 419 scam
  • International kidnapping ring uncovered in South Africa

  • Scam Stories In The News

  • Australians scammed out of $2.5 million by Nigerian fraudsters
  • UK police in Nigerian scam haul
  • Nigerian 419ers targeted in 80 arrests around the world
  • Nigerian conman used 100 identities to embezzle £1m
  • American woman charged in Nigerian puppy scam
  • Nigerian scams using Interpol name
  • Nigerian money order scam targets Americans
  • 419 e-mail scam targets renters
  • Woman scammed by Nigerian internet suitor
  • Nigerian internet scam ruins treasurer
  • Why EFCC is losing war on webscam
  • 419: The global reach of identity theft
  • The 12,000-km Journey of a Stolen Credit Card Used By Scammers
  • Scammers targeting elderly
  • Family lose $1.3m in ‘Nigerian’ inheritance scam
  • 419 scam has links to US
  • American gets 14 yrs in Nigerian scam
  • Qataris cautioned against fake Nigerian job offers
  • Tout of Africa.. The £1.5BN Con
  • Nigerians scamming Queenslanders to the tune of $500,000 per month
  • Australians falling for Nigerian scam
  • New scam claims Pinochet link
  • Email scammers use BBC news story in latest lure
  • Five arrested for internet Nigerian fraud
  • ‘How I was duped by a 419 network’
  • Are you being SCAMMED?
  • Nigerian fraudsters target people placing classified ads
  • US woman is victim of Nigerian scam after using online dating service
  • Police bust Nigerian 419 con artist in Ghana
  • Taunting 419 scammers
  • Internet fraudsters shift base to other West African countries
  • UK Father jailed after £130,000 bank scam is uncovered
  • Experts warn of continuing 419 fraud danger
  • Nigerian email 419 scams
  • Nigerian scam hits Pittsburg
  • Scam that cost Manubhai his job, Nigeria’s 5th biggest industry
  • Nigerian scam victim sues Singapore firm
  • Nigeria scams ‘cost UK billions’
  • Cash that Check — Go to Jail
  • The Nigerian (Palestinian??) Scam
  • Thieves find open door through the Internet
  • Mass spam uses BMW to dupe users
  • Foreigner recounts bitter encounter with 419 kingpin
  • Malaysians warned of Nigerian internet scam on 2010 world cup jackpot
  • Vigilante strikes back at internet scammers
  • 419 scammers launch shipping sites
  • Nigerian swindle snares man, 77
  • Bogus 419 newspaper ads for terriers run in US papers
  • 419 email scammer claims to have discovered cure for AIDS
  • Nigerian scam suspected in popular preacher’s slaying
  • Scamming the Nigerian scammer
  • Nigerians foiled in banknote scam in Vietnam
  • Nigerian gets 3 years for 419 internet scam
  • Nigerian 419 scam moves to Scotland
  • Fraudsters turn up the heat
  • Nigerian money scam hits Okinawa servicemembers
  • Profile of a 419 Dupe
  • How a Massachusetts psychotherapist fell for a Nigerian e-mail scam
  • Nigerian 419 scam stole the most money on the web
  • Nigerian E-Mail Scam Price Tag: $5,000 Per Victim
  • Nigerian scammers scramble as IRS deadline looms
  • Consumers fall for ‘Nigerian scam’
  • Nigerian national caught in the US and charged with fraud
  • Dutch authorities nab $2m Nigerian 419 scammers
  • Charges in alleged Nigerian fraud scam
  • 10-day remand for arrested Nigerian duo in India
  • Scammers posing as marines offer mountains of cash
  • Several arrested in alleged online scam
  • Nigerian e-mail scammers feeding on greed
  • Nigerian e-mail scammers feeding on greed, gullibility
  • Prince Albert and the Nigerians
  • Nigeria partners Britain to stem email scams
  • Two Nigerians Convicted in $242M Fraud
  • Americans are not global village idiots
  • 419 Emails From A Cultural Perspective
  • Sandpoint woman steers clear of puppy scam
  • ‘Nigerian scam’ puts new twist on an old trick
  • $4.5M returned to woman defrauded in Nigerian scam
  • Nigerian scams hit home, police: ‘Do not respond’
  • Nigerian expat body offers help against fraudsters
  • Scammers using internet relay phone service for the deaf
  • 419 scam springs ‘trip for two’ sequel
  • Nigerian scams spin hurricane Katrina
  • Music producer stalked by Nigerian 419 scammers
  • Nigerian crooks dupe Indian businessman
  • Nigerian 419 scam town
  • FBI and Spanish Police in biggest yet 419 raid
  • Americans warned about IRS scams
  • Nigerian 419er caught red-handed in India
  • £70m-a-year scam smashed in Spain
  • E-mail scam costs Lawrence resident $2,000
  • Nigerian letter scam strikes yet again!
  • Nigerian student jailed for £25,000 tax scam
  • US police make arrest in alleged lottery scam
  • Nigerian check scam catches Bladenboro woman
  • Students admit £350,000 credit card plot
  • Senegal swoop on e-mail scammers
  • Man of God in 419 scam
  • The Nigerian Chess Scam – revisited
  • USPS inspectors warn residents of money order scams
  • $2 million dollar gift from wealthy Nigerian
  • USPS Warns Of Money Order Scam
  • Woman dies while on trial over alleged $2 million Nigerian scam
  • Nigerian scam targets online sellers
  • Saddam Hussein’s millions up for grabs in Nigerian-Style scam
  • Lions ticket buyers beware, NZRU warns of 419 ticket scam
  • New twist on Nigerian scam
  • Nigerian web scam victimizes Alaskans
  • Local authorities warn of twist to Nigerian letter scam
  • Nigerian 419 scammers using name of FSB boss
  • Nigerian scam financial adviser jailed
  • New 419 scam uses money orders as bait
  • Nigerian scam lures Valley woman
  • Internet scam lands two in jail
  • Ghanaians: Beware of white collar scams
  • Police warning over Nigerian scam gangs
  • 419ers take Aussie financial advisor for AU$1m
  • Beware of lottery emails – you didn’t win
  • Terrorists grow fat on email scams
  • Nigerian scam targets online sales
  • Over 100 susepcts netted in cybercrime raids
  • Tread carefully online to steer clear of cybercrime
  • 5 ways to steer clear of online crime
  • 419ers make guest appearance in Doom 3
  • Nigerian 419 scam targets military supporters
  • Net vigilantes target 419 sites
  • E-mail scam targets gays
  • Nigerian scammer swindles US couple
  • Nigerian scam scheme hits Colorado locals
  • Claims: Scammers hack eBay
  • We haven’t been hacked by 419 – eBay
  • Huge Nigeria 419 scam trial collapses
  • Nigerian bank scam based in Birmingham UK
  • Honolulu man loses $2,544 in 419 scam
  • Turning the tables on Nigeria’s e-mail conmen
  • Anatomy of a 419 scam
  • Nigeria failing to tackle 419ers
  • Better Business Bureau warns people about a relay scams
  • Scammers using Internet, old ploys to stalk prey
  • Swindlers find new ways to dupe Netizens
  • 419 email scam targeting Alabama
  • Nigerian Riches: scamming the scammers
  • Turning the Tables on E-Mail Swindlers
  • Nigerian sent to prison in fraud scheme
  • E-mail scams luring victims
  • Police warn of internet scams
  • Beware: Nigerian check scam strikes again
  • Woman allegedly scams bank out of $60,000
  • 419ers crack cold fusion
  • Internet conmen offer luxury cars to lucky winners
  • Nigerian oilmen sacked over scam
  • Alert over bogus banks *Be warned
  • 419ers plug into plasma TV market
  • Email scam hits Mumbaikar, India
  • Residents warned of check scam
  • Nigerian ‘419’ man jailed in Wales
  • Nigerian jailed for e-mail scam
  • Harvard prof scams $600,000, then hands it to 419ers
  • Obasanjo set to tackle internet crime
  • 419 fraud schemes net R100m in SA
  • 419 gangs sting Brits for £12m
  • Nigerian scammers in line of fire
  • E-mail scam victim counts his losses
  • Masterminds of biggest 419 face the music
  • SA ministers’ names used in 419 email scam
  • Justice meted out to Nigerian crooks who tricked Saudi national
  • Amsterdam: headquarters of Nigerian 419
  • Call 4 Action: ‘Nigerian’ e-mail scam
  • Nigerian in Houston convicted of e-mail scam
  • We have 419’s new number
  • 419ers reduced to Welsh penury
  • African scam with a twist
  • 419 scammers start working the phones
  • Nigerian scam continues to claim victims
  • Nigerians running lucrative swindles, trail leads to man in North Versailles
  • Police charge man with elaborate false-check scam
  • Internet scam costs Riverton couple $6,000
  • Nigerian advance fee fraud scam leaves man $12,000 poorer
  • Nigerian 419ers surface in Baghdad
  • Many still fall victim to Nigerian scam
  • Fools fortune found in a little shop of horrors
  • Bank scam goes to the Highlands
  • Con trick leads angry victims to Scottish pharmacy
  • New Nigerian scam targets deaf community
  • Local US authorities warn residents of internet scams
  • Easy life turns tough on Nigeria’s global con men
  • Cashier’s checks used in web scams
  • Nigeria govt up in arms against e-mail scam
  • Nigeria stamps on 419 (again)
  • Nigerian fraudsters shop early for Xmas
  • 419 scam offers Saddam’s loot to the unwary
  • Sweet revenge on Nigerian scammers – www.419eater.com
  • US man almost victim of scam
  • microsoft/AOL e-mail tracking
  • Nigerian scam robs Central Fla. man of $400,000
  • Details On The Nigerian E-mail Scam
  • Nigerian networks rife in SA
  • Car for sale scam hits town
  • Nigerian oil funds fraudsters foiled
  • Cancerous email scam making way to brunei
  • Nigeria tackles 419 scammers
  • Nigerian email scammer arrested
  • Pensioner accused of AUS $5m Nigerian scam
  • Man arrested over Nigerian 419 scam
  • Embassy slaying case to reopen
  • Call 3: Internet phishing scams
  • How to beat the 419 scammers
  • Nigerian 419 scammer turns to telemarketing
  • Nigerian ‘419’ scam finds home in South Africa
  • Had I won the Spanish lottery? Apparently, yes
  • ‘Truck driver’ scam puts new twist on an old fraud
  • Thackeray: Nigerian scam goes religious
  • New Nigerian internet scam targeting americans
  • Internet helping fuel fear about new car theft scam
  • Letter scam hits Merredin
  • Nigerians attack con artists
  • Phoney websites earning millions for fraudsters
  • Fake Nigerian e-mail parody targets SCO CEO McBride
  • 419 scamster loses assets
  • Elk Grove man admits Nigerian scam conspiracy
  • African money scam warning
  • Fraudsters send emails in the name of top businessmen
  • Nigerians rap against fraud
  • Nigerians rap against fraud
  • Latest Nigerian scam targets classified Ads
  • Nigerian scam warning repeated
  • Rev Tightnuts cons the conmen
  • APEC furthers plans to combat cybercrime
  • Classic e-mail scam may have new twist
  • Identity theft scam linked to Nigeria
  • Nigerian scam has local ties in N. Country, NY, U.S.
  • New Twist Found On Nigerian E-Mail Scam
  • E-mail scam with bad grammar
  • Internet scams target soft hearts & big wallets
  • Jobs scam: Nigerian in court
  • Latest Nigerian email scam comes from above
  • Amsterdam: Home of the 419 lottery scam
  • Scam bilks hopeful lottery winners
  • Alleged 419 kingpin’s mansion auctioned
  • E-mail scam has new ploy
  • ‘Nigeria-419’ internet scam unearthed
  • Advanced Fee Scams: A multibillion-dollar fraud
  • Australians warned about Mandela email scam
  • Metro man caught by Nigerian internet scam
  • Nigerian con game still active
  • Capital e-mail users hit by Saddam fraud
  • ‘Saddam’s son’ writes WND, trolling for dollars
  • Nigeria tightens the noose on 419
  • Nigerian scams show up again
  • Internet latest site of plunder for swindlers
  • Nigerian MP on fraud charges
  • Bank of America – Fake bank web site scam reaches US
  • Nevada business victim of fraud
  • Same Scam, Different Pitch
  • Fake bank site part of Nigerian scam
  • Iraqi twist adds flavour to Nigerian scam
  • Nigerian scam continues to thrive
  • Nigerian community warns against fraud
  • New twist on Nigerian scam targets car sellers
  • Annie’s scam lessons learned from the world of fraud
  • Nigerian scam rips off Rhodes varsity
  • Beware of Nigerian scam on Web
  • International credit card scam – Nigerian man charged
  • Sucker jailed in theft from senior citizen
  • Cyberspace gangsters launch new menu of crookery
  • New Technology, Old Scam
  • Nigerian Net Scam, Version 3.0
  • Nigerian 419: Now the force is with you!
  • Nigerian e-mail scammers reportedly on the run
  • Fake bank website cons victims
  • Toronto arrests in Nigerian letter scam
  • Meet the Nigerian e-mail grifters
  • Six arrested over Nigerian e-mail fraud
  • Suspected 419 scamsters in court
  • USA – Nigerian e-mail scam could cost local man $97,000.
  • USA – The perfect mark – how a Massachusetts psychotherapist fell for a Nigerian e-mail scam.
  • UAE – Two conmen in dollar bill (wash-wash) hoax arrested.
  • UK – Woman loses life savings in scam – an elderly woman who thought she had won more than a million pounds has lost most of her life savings after paying out £27,000 to conmen.
  • UK – Woman lost savings in lotto scam – a Yeovil woman loses thousands of pounds in savings after falling victim to a Spanish lottery scam.
  • USA – Wife accused of killing her preacher husband tried bad checks – prosecutors have said Mary Winkler was caught up in a swindle known as the “Nigerian scam,” in which victims are promised riches if they advance money to cover processing expenses.
  • UK – Lotto cons old age pensioner – an 80-year-old woman was duped out of nearly £11,000 by two international lottery scams, says she cannot believe she was so gullible.
  • UK – Woman, 72, loses £40,000 in scam – a 72-year-old Teesside woman has lost £40,000 in a lottery scam.
  • UK – Online money laundering warning – internet users are being warned not to disclose their bank details to anyone following a series of online money laundering scams.
  • USA – Michigan treasurer falls for Nigerian scam – accused of embezzling tax payers out of more than $1.2m, to cover costs he incurred falling for a Nigerian banking fraud.
  • NZ – Former Labour candidate avoids jail over scam – he avoided jail when he appeared for sentence over a “Nigerian scam” involving more than $84,000.
  • NZ – An Auckland grandmother who enticed friends into a Nigerian money scam was given a seven-year jail term.
  • NZ – Scam victims ordered to repay the ASB Bank more than $800,000 after falling victim to Nigerian scams.