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Monday, 09 May 2011 10:29

Woman conned out of $366,000 on Facebook

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A Malaysian woman is about $360,000 out of pocket after she fell for a rather daft Facebook con.

The victim was approached by a bloke claiming he was a Brit who needed her bank account to cash a $1.53 million contract with Petronas, Malaysia’s state oil company.

You can probably guess where it went from there. The woman willingly made several transactions, totaling $366,000 between March 29 and April 19. An investigator said the woman “caved in” when she heard the man’s sob stories.

After she realized she had been conned on an unprecedented scale, the victim contacted authorities who managed to arrest six suspects, including two Bangladeshis, two Malaysians and two Nigerians. No surprise there.

Sadly, authorities only managed to recover $5,000 of her cash and it is unclear how or when the suspects managed to spend the remaining $360,000.

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+24 #1 JEskandari 2011-05-09 11:43
Hey Guys I'm an Arab Sheikh who need your account data
to do some money transaction with Apple company ,well
I'm well known and trustworthy and promise you some share
in ConPro company after the transactions completed :lol: :P
 
 
+15 #2 Jermelescu 2011-05-09 13:52
In the last 2 years I've received at least 100 mails with cons like this. If all of them were true, I would have been the richest guy alive. :D
 
 
+1 #3 NickThePrick 2011-05-09 14:53
Well its a woman...what do you expect ?
 
 
-18 #4 Warrior24_7 2011-05-09 15:34
Quoting NickThePrick:
Well its a woman...what do you expect ?



How much has your dumb@$$ been conned out of buying a PC and upgrading it?!! :D
 
 
+13 #5 Haberlandt 2011-05-09 15:40
Quote:
Sadly, authorities only managed to recover $5,000 of her cash and it is unclear how or when the suspects managed to spend the remaining $360,000.
366,000 - 5,000 = 360,000?
 
 
+12 #6 Seraphim401 2011-05-09 19:01
WTF!You can't trust people on the internet?
 
 
+6 #7 FlOw 2011-05-09 22:00
Quoting Haberlandt:
Quote:
Sadly, authorities only managed to recover $5,000 of her cash and it is unclear how or when the suspects managed to spend the remaining $360,000.
366,000 - 5,000 = 360,000?


Hmmm...
Taxes? :-*
 
 
+3 #8 enjoi.adrian 2011-05-09 22:31
Quoting FlOw:
Quoting Haberlandt:
Quote:
Sadly, authorities only managed to recover $5,000 of her cash and it is unclear how or when the suspects managed to spend the remaining $360,000.
366,000 - 5,000 = 360,000?


Hmmm...
Taxes? :-*


moar lyke h00krs n blo.
 
 
+1 #9 The blue fox 2011-05-09 23:01
http://reformedpastor.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/facepalm1.jpg
 
 
+2 #10 eugen 2011-05-10 01:46
facebook [censored]book spambook yahoo google wikipedia ..everybody`s shit
 

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