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Scammer gets 6 years

A Perth man has reportedly been jailed for six years for his role in a Nigerian-style scam campaign that netted $132,400 from four Australian victims.

The West Australian newspaper reported this morning that 30-year-old Tuoyo Clement Nikaghanri had been sentenced to six years in prison for his part in the scam, which reportedly drew in victims via emails and internet sites between 2005 and 2008.

The newspaper reported that the sentence was handed down by District Court Judge Phillip Eaton. WA Police Detective Senior Constable Jamie McDonald, who works in WA Police’s Technology Crime Investigations Unit, confirmed the report was accurate.

The West Australian reported that Nikaghanri became involved in the scam to pay off a $96,000 credit card debt. He reportedly held four passports and was sentenced on fraud and passport violation charges.

This article was originally posted on ZDNet Australia.

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April 22, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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