Published on February 23rd, 2012 | by James Johnson0
Woman Scams Nigerian Scammers, Gets Charged With Fraud
23-year-old Sarah Jane Cochrane-Ramsey received an email in which she was asked to collect money from car sales and then send that money to a company in Nigeria. For her efforts she would be allowed to keep 8% of the net proceeds. Anyone familiar with internet scams knows that this Nigerian scam involves no cars and placing all of the blame on the money collector after they’ve already send thousands of dollars to the Nigerian operation.
It turns out the Australian did buy into the scam but then turned around and kept 100% of the proceeds, money that equaled $33,350.
Police eventually arrested Sarah and she was charged with one count of aggravated fraud.
The funny part of the system? Sarah thought she was simply ripping off some honest Nigerians who were running a legitimate car sales website.