Biggest 419 bust in history

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Biggest 419 bust in history
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I find human gullibility a wonderous thing - as is human greed. This article in The Register tells of the Spanish police and the FBI arresting 310 people in Malaga, Spain - no es Lagos, es Malaga. The scale of the thing is quite staggering - police siezed 2,000 mobile telephones, 327 computers and 165 fax machines. They say that the scam claimed over 20,000 victims in 45 countries including Britain, France, Germany, the US, Canada, Australia, Japan and a number of Arabic countries. 310 people arrested and 20,000 victims ???????. Anyway you can expect a drop off in 419 spam mails.

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Malaga, Spain is a great

Malaga, Spain is a great place to run an interent scam from. If you are going to scam alot of money you want a nice place to spend it.

The FBI must be clocking up

The FBI must be clocking up some air miles...I find it worrying they seem to be appearing at every global arrest thesedays.

Malaga, Spain is a great

Yes I agree, I spend 6 months a year in our house in Spain. Bit worried about the neighbours though - equally they may be a bit worried about me, as they cannot comprehend how I earn money off the internet, even before this story broke.

Yeah, surely its Interpol's

Yeah, surely its Interpol's job, not the FBIs? Or some other global organisation, at any rate...

They made 100 million euros

They made 100 million euros per year...

I wonder if they'll get tax

I wonder if they'll get tax evasion thrown in as well then ;)

hell, cornwall

> they cannot comprehend how I earn money off the internet

Not so different than my neighbors and business acquaintances here in the US. I'm thinking of just telling them I do porn instead of tourism --they might get it then.

I didn't know...

...419 was a known/common bust size. But hey, what do I know!?

Sorry, 419?

What exactly is that?

Right

That's the standard one... thanks.

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