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  1. #1
    PDA Man
    Guest
    While Offtopic, I am willing to bet 99% of us have been bugged by this CRAP
    and will enjoy the fact that someone is going after these clowns, and at
    least one of them is going to JAIL. Now, if I can only get my $25,000 back
    from the General Tak Ing Urcash's Wife's, Son's Accountant's Secretary. He
    swore my check was in the mail.......

    Nigerian '419' scammer sent to prison
    Will Sturgeon
    silicon.com
    A Nigerian conman who tricked people into handing over money and personal
    data in expectation of receiving a huge windfall has been sentenced to 20
    months in prison by a Welsh court.
    Peter Okoeguale, 33, who was arrested in Wales while is the process of
    committing one such '419' scam, also faces deportation from the UK at the
    end of his sentence.

    When arrested, Okoeguale was found in possession of headed notepapers and
    forged documents, all created for the purposes of duping gullible victims
    and making them believe he was a in charge of a large fortune which needed
    to be laundered through a Western bank account.

    In sentencing, Judge John Rogers QC said: "You had in your possession a
    substantial amount of equipment and carefully drafted fraudulent documents
    with the intention that they should be used to fool gullible people."

    Handing out the custodial sentence Rogers said "only a period of
    imprisonment is appropriate" for a crime which amounted to "international
    fraud".

    Police investigating the case have tracked down 11 victims of Okoeguale. One
    individual in Scotland lost 20,000 to the scam, according to police.

    Although sympathy is often thin on the ground for victims of the scam, who
    fall foul to their own greed and gullibility, the National Criminal
    Intelligence Service says the organised crime rings behind them still need
    to be cracked because the money raised by perpetrating such frauds often
    funds far more serious criminal activity such as the trafficking of drugs
    and people.

    At the time of his arrest Okoeguale was based in Ireland where he was living
    with his wife and children.

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  2. #2
    jeff
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    Re: Nigerian 419 Scammer Actually Caught and Jailed

    YES! I was so sick of getting e-mail from that loser!!!

    So anyway, what does this have to do with cell phones?

    -Jeff


    "PDA Man" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > While Offtopic, I am willing to bet 99% of us have been bugged by this

    CRAP
    > and will enjoy the fact that someone is going after these clowns, and at
    > least one of them is going to JAIL. Now, if I can only get my $25,000 back
    > from the General Tak Ing Urcash's Wife's, Son's Accountant's Secretary. He
    > swore my check was in the mail.......
    >
    > Nigerian '419' scammer sent to prison
    > Will Sturgeon
    > silicon.com
    > A Nigerian conman who tricked people into handing over money and personal
    > data in expectation of receiving a huge windfall has been sentenced to 20
    > months in prison by a Welsh court.
    > Peter Okoeguale, 33, who was arrested in Wales while is the process of
    > committing one such '419' scam, also faces deportation from the UK at the
    > end of his sentence.
    >
    > When arrested, Okoeguale was found in possession of headed notepapers and
    > forged documents, all created for the purposes of duping gullible victims
    > and making them believe he was a in charge of a large fortune which needed
    > to be laundered through a Western bank account.
    >
    > In sentencing, Judge John Rogers QC said: "You had in your possession a
    > substantial amount of equipment and carefully drafted fraudulent documents
    > with the intention that they should be used to fool gullible people."
    >
    > Handing out the custodial sentence Rogers said "only a period of
    > imprisonment is appropriate" for a crime which amounted to "international
    > fraud".
    >
    > Police investigating the case have tracked down 11 victims of Okoeguale.

    One
    > individual in Scotland lost 20,000 to the scam, according to police.
    >
    > Although sympathy is often thin on the ground for victims of the scam, who
    > fall foul to their own greed and gullibility, the National Criminal
    > Intelligence Service says the organised crime rings behind them still need
    > to be cracked because the money raised by perpetrating such frauds often
    > funds far more serious criminal activity such as the trafficking of drugs
    > and people.
    >
    > At the time of his arrest Okoeguale was based in Ireland where he was

    living
    > with his wife and children.
    >
    > Copyright 2003 CNET Networks, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    >
    >
    >






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