Monday, February 23, 2009

How Citibank got suckered by the Nigerian e-mail scam...

Swindles in which someone overseas seeks access to a person’s bank account are so well known that most potential victims can spot them in seconds. 

But one man found success by tweaking the formula, prosecutors say: Rather than trying to dupe an account holder into giving up information, he duped the bank. And instead of swindling a person, he tried to rob a country — of $27 million.

To carry out the elaborate scheme, prosecutors in New York said on Friday, the man, identified as Paul Gabriel Amos, 37, a Nigerian citizen who lived in Singapore, worked with others to create official-looking documents that instructed Citibank to wire the money in two dozen transactions to accounts that Mr. Amos and the others controlled around the world. More...

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