24 Feb '12, 10am

Mum unknowingly scams Nigerian scammers

BRISBANE - A young mother in Brisbane unknowingly scammed some scammers who had links to a notorious Nigerian fraudster ring, a court has heard. Prosecutors said Sarah Cochrane-Ramsey, 23, was employed as an "agent" by a company known as Black Diamond Investments in March 2010, reported AAP. Her job was to provide an Australian bank account through which the company could funnel any payments they received from sales of cars online. Cochrane-Ramsey was to keep an 8-per-cent commission from the payments and forward the rest to the company. However, two complainants who bought cars on the Internet paid A$14,850 (S$19,900) and A$17,500 into Cochrane-Ramsey's bank account and, instead of sending it on, she kept the money and spent it on her living costs. The car buyers reported the matter to the police, who traced the account to Cochrane-Ramsey, and later found that her employe...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/World/EDC120224-0000057/Mum-sc...

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