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Six men nabbed over Internet scam

Date: August 11, 2007

Six men have been arrested in the Netherlands over an alleged internet scam that cost an Australian $US1.5 million ($1.76 million), police said Wednesday.

The six, taken into custody last week, are believed to be part of a west African network, police said in a statement. Five of them are from West Africa, including two Nigerians, it added.

They are suspected of extorting the money from a 49-year-old Australian man after promising him, by email, a lucrative business contract worth $US90 million, according to police.

"We are talking about a massive fraud using marketing techniques," said Harry Jongkind, coordinator of a Dutch police operation dedicated to internet-based scams.
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2007-09-10 04:26:23 - please tell me about 2007 11 august... zikriyaeva nasiba
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