Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Canada smashes Nigerian scam ring
According to Nigerian Guardian Newspaper, monitor this evening, The police in Toronto, Canada, announced on Monday that it had smashed a multi-million dollar international fraud ring linked to some Nigerians. In a statement obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the police said it recovered $5.5 million worth of counterfeit certified cheques and two million dollars worth of additional fraud documents to "numerous companies across Canada.'' The police revealed that the scam involved purchases of electronic devices that were placed in rental cars shipped to Nigeria and reported stolen in Canada by the man who rented them. The statement also said that after a three-month investigation, officers recovered 30 fake credit cards, 20 fraudulent driver's licences, a number of identity cards, passports, health cards and cherub books from across Canada. "The operation is global and police estimate that millions of dollars worth of equipment and vehicles have been shipped overseas already.''
Post added by Taiye Suleiman