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10 August 2006, 14:17
It seems this fraud scam always takes place in UK and USA why not in India
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10 August 2006, 14:47
Most scammer activities are reported from the US and UK, and other such nations, due to the overwhelming desire for the legal system and governments to want to act against this crime.
However, I can assure you that victims of these scams are all over the world; I'm sure you just need to read through the news items in our forum (http://www.fraudwatchers.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=34) to see how widespread the scammers' targets really are.
You have mentioned India; there have been many victims from that country, some who have lost everything; their families, their loved ones, their possessions and savings... everything. The criminals don't care what they do, or the devastation they leave behind. I know personally of a situation where one scammer based in Nigeria actually scammed over $200 from a fellow Nigerian living in Ghana.
These criminals target their victims world-wide; they target anyone and everyone. All they care about is the promise of money in their pockets and the possessions they can buy, so that they become part of the elite in their own communities. They regard it as a job; as their work. A very sad situation, but indicative of the exploitation and corruption that occurs only too frequently in the countries from which they operate.
10 August 2006, 17:07
I would just like to echo what FW Admin has said. Victims of 419 scams come from all over the world - not just the USA and the UK. In fact, because there is a growing awareness of these scams in the UK and the USA, the scammers are now turning their attention to target people elsewhere in the world with greater determination. People in Asia are increasingly falling prey to these 419 scammers, but as FW Admin has said, these scammers will happily scam their own countrymen, or fellow Africans. It doesn't matter where in the world you come from or what your ethnicity. If you respond to a 419 email, you are just another target for the scammer.
10 August 2006, 17:42
I will add my two bits. I have noticed these past few months the shift in victim's origin. I see more and more from Pakistan, Turkey, Ghana, and many many from India. I had one that had borrowed so much money to send to the scammers that he was now facing prison for failure to repay his loan.
And yesterday, I posted about a fake web site from West Africa that passes of as an AIDS organization, trying to scam people who wish to donate to help fight what that terrible disease is doing to Africa. These criminals are stealing donation money meant to help their fellow citizens that are dying every day. There is no doubt that these criminals will be directly responsible for some deaths of fellow Africans, and could not care less. These are the kind of monsters we are talking about.
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