"He asked me about my family and I asked him about his. "They had no jobs, they had no source of income other than these scams."At the same time, victims in the U. Twelve pleaded guilty and were sentenced to up to 20 years in prison.
In the past, con artists from Nigeria often pretended to be princes in trouble to get your personal information."What these are, are really finely tuned, sophisticated schemes that are targeted to separate you from your money," said Mark Nunnikhoven, vice president of cloud research at cybersecurity company Trend Micro.So essentially these textbooks companies were getting the merchandise stolen from 'em.And in the end, they were spending their own money to purchase their own merchandise back," said Todd Williams, the Homeland Security agent.This is the photo gallery of pictures that are most frequently used in scams.
These pictures have been abused by scammers for many years, and in spite of warnings on many scamlists, they STILL keep resurfacing over and over again.The scheme shocked prosecutors, with Annette Williams calling it the most brazen.As the crime ring operated, they began to get more sophisticated and relied on prepaid cards to move money, instead of e-mules."It would all start where they would purchase compromised credit card data. They would create thousands of American Express Serve prepaid accounts.Once they were able to acquire those accounts, that in turn would become their infrastructure that they needed to be able to move their illicit proceeds," said Todd Williams.It all began with scripts blasted out on dating websites.