Hardline Nigerian official pledges to arrest the 419 scammers

In a world-first move, a top Nigerian official has pledged to do more to jail the perpetrators of Nigerian internet scams that police say are costing Australians at least $40 million a year.But Sunday Olu Agbi, the hardline Nigerian high commissioner who is based in Canberra, stands by his comments from last year that most victims of the scams are just as guilty as the fraudsters and should be jailed as well.
www.brisbanetimes.com.au/technology/security/hardline-nigerian-official-pledges-to-arrest-the-419-scammers-20090901-f65d.htmlAlso see:Nigeria: EFCC, Australia Police Fight Internet Scammers
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has partnered with the Australian police in forming the world’s first force to apprehend internet mail scammers and romance fraudsters.Australia’s Queenslanders city alone loses an estimated $600,000 each month to internet scammers.Under the joint venture, anyone receiving an email asking for money and pushing rich quick schemes can forward the letter to the Queensland police through their website, which would then be passed on to the EFCC.

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