[LINK] German/Spanish variant on the Nigerian scam
Fri, 04 Oct 2002 16:16:32 +1000
Tony Barry wrote:
> No doubt somewhere along the line they will want access to my bank
> account to "deposit" the money :-)
Surely if someone else has my bank account number, they can only deposit
funds to the account / certainly not withdraw funds.
I don't believe the Nigerian scam involved the surreptitious emptying
of the victim's bank account. More along the lines of:
(1) send us some money to help clear the funds, to cover costs (we are
penniless here in Nigeria right now - everything is frozen)
(2) more of same; then some delaying tactics
(3) finally, convince the victim to fly to Nigeria and meet them under
the guise of completing the transaction; the victim is then robbed
It is amazing enough that victims have proceeded to step (2) and lost
$100,000's ... and more so that some have found themselves at step (3).
Now, with this Lotto Scam, what is the angle? Most likely something
along the lines of (1) and (2) above. Perhaps (3) if you are really gullible.
Anyone care to setup a bank account with $1.00 in it and proceed to step
(1) with the Lotto Scam to find out how it operates?
Rick Welykochy || Praxis Services
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