Dutch courts lock up 3 Nigerian scammers

By Justin Mann on March 10, 2008, 6:10 PM
Seeing spammers and scammers get their dues is always a welcome thing. Thus, this next story was especially charming, with Dutch courts deciding the fate of three Nigerian Internet scammers that were arrested a while back. The scammers partook in various schemes and stood accused of stealing a lot of money from the victims they preyed upon. As a result, the Dutch courts have seen it fit to convict them and sentence them to jail.

Not all of them received the same sentence, but at the very least this very small drop in a sea of scammers was punished. While I can't exactly feel bad for someone lured in by Nigerian inheritance scam emails, it is still bad news for the Internet as a whole and hopefully we will see more scammers taken care of.




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strategic view said:
Received this today: “Dear Beloved,Here writes Madam Rita Osborne wife of late Sir Williams Osborne,suffering from cancerous ailment without a child. My late husband deposited the sum of 10 million derived from his vast estates and investment in capital market with his bank here in UK. Recently, my doctor told me that I have limited days to live due to the cancerous problems I am suffering from. With this hard reality that has befallen my family, and me I have decided to donate this fund to you and want you to help me use this gift which comes from my husbands effort to fund the upkeep of widows,orphans, and needy financially. I have decided to donate this fund to you, I do hope you would be able to utilize this money for the said purpose just as I’m going to instruct herein. I want you to utilize the funds by creating a charity foundation called ‘WILLIAM OSBORNE FOUNDATION’ to assist widows and help accident victims worldwide. this deposit is known by me, our family lawyer and now you.Contact our family lawyer with this specified email addressBarrister Timothy Martins (ESQ) Email: barr_timmartins@hotmail.comTell him that I have WILLED £10,000,000 to you by quoting my personal reference number Law/chamber/solicitors/rt/osb/WILL/9834520012 and I have also notified him that I am WILLING that amount to you for a specific and good work.Note: Please do not reply this email ensure you contact our lawyer with this email address: barr_timmartins@hotmail.comRemain blessed.Your Sister,Madam. Rita Osborne"Don't you just love the use of 'English sounding names' combined with the use of a language translator by someone who clearly can't speak a word of English and has no clue regarding English grammar? I'm trying to imagine the type of person who could fall for this - and if they are native English speakers, I have to agree with Justin - it's hard to feel bad for them.
mirob said:
I just have to feel bad for someone gullible enough to fall for that. lol. Not because they are greedy, but because they are stupid.
trinitibt said:
wicked bastards
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