How do they get details of the recipients?
Using any source available! Telephone directories, Yellow pages,
White pages and Trade directories are the most common methods followed
by stolen mailing lists. With the advent of the Internet and the
availability of "people finders" on CD, the traditional
methods will undoubtedly decline and be superceded by electronic
Where are the victims from?
Anywhere in the world! A police operation in Leytonstone, London,
by Fraud Squad officers led to the arrest of a suspect who had just
finished defrauding two victims who had traveled to London. One
of the victims was from the outback of Northwest Australia, the
other from Sitka, Alaska!
With the availability of modern telecommunication equipment both
victims thought they were speaking to the Central Bank of Nigeria
in Lagos rather than the occupant of a bedsit in East London.
Remember: "If it sounds
too good to be true, then it is!"