Results 1 to 16 of 16

Thread: Spanish FBI

  1. #1

    Spanish FBI

    One of my employee's was contacted by the Spanish FBI for one of those Nigerian Scammers. I didn't know this but those Nigerian emails actually make a ton of money!
    Flexible Custom Hosting Solutions
    The Hosting Specialist - http://www.thehostingspecialist.com
    24/7 Support & 99.9% Money Back Uptime Guarantee
    AIM: TheHS Sales ICQ: 234376220

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    599
    Well, it is a scam. You can catch it on the news every now and then. Many African countries are taking action against the Nigerian con artists too.
    Get it at work!
    LT in the Midday, 10a-3p
    Click here

  3. #3
    well there are always scammers in the world but to have the Spanish FBI contact you half way around the world is incredible.
    Flexible Custom Hosting Solutions
    The Hosting Specialist - http://www.thehostingspecialist.com
    24/7 Support & 99.9% Money Back Uptime Guarantee
    AIM: TheHS Sales ICQ: 234376220

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    3,727
    I know those Nigerian scammers take up a substantial amount of time of the Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) of the police force here (the folks who deal with such white collar crimes).
    Have you Floble'd today?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    United States of America
    Posts
    1,838
    we prolly should just cut nigerians fiber and be done with the kit and kaboodle
    Computer Steroids - Full service website development solutions since 2001.
    (612)234-2768 - Locally owned and operated in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Mountain View, CA
    Posts
    226
    lol. A lot of our fraudulent orders come from Nigeria as well.

    I didn't think anyone was foolish enough to respond to those nigerian con emails though.
    DreamLogic Cult Film and Music Reviews
    STOPware - Visitor Management solutoins

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    5,441
    Originally posted by Hurga
    lol. A lot of our fraudulent orders come from Nigeria as well.

    I didn't think anyone was foolish enough to respond to those nigerian con emails though.
    You wouldn't believe how many people do..

  8. #8
    my point exactly. The spanish FBI are contacting people worldwide. That's a lot of time/effort and money. Not only do they have fraudulent emails but these people have extremely complex networks of scams.
    Flexible Custom Hosting Solutions
    The Hosting Specialist - http://www.thehostingspecialist.com
    24/7 Support & 99.9% Money Back Uptime Guarantee
    AIM: TheHS Sales ICQ: 234376220

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    346
    Well. I never actually knew the Spanish had an agency called the FBI.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    5,512
    What makes you think they have fiber? They're most likely operating on a satellite uplink.

  11. #11
    I thought FBI was for U.S. ... or have I been living in a Spanish country my entire life ?? :-)

    SCAM, I know its a requirement for hiring you in FBI that you should talk another foreign language they might have an office there.. but Spnish FBI is totally strange.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    346
    Yep. I agree vaio. maybe TheHS has seen lots of movies with FBI in them and thinks every police agnecy is the FBI!!!!

  13. #13
    If you are talking about Spain, then probably it was the Guardia Civil computer fraud division.

    There is no such agency in Spain named FBI.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    The South
    Posts
    5,403
    Originally posted by DanX
    You wouldn't believe how many people do..
    My old boss, when I still worked there (this would have been about 1998) got one of these via email and researched into it, with dollar signs in his eyes. He even contacted the sheriff and some other law agencies asking about it and here's the kicker, they had no clue it was a 419 scam nor what it was, they said it was "probably a scam of some sort" but that was about it.
    Gary Harris - the artist formerly known as Dixiesys
    resident grumpy redneck

  15. #15
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    246
    I think he was talking metaphorically,
    he meant an agency in spain like the FBI.

  16. #16
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    156
    If you're in UK it's just a quick trip up northwards... not half way round the world
    ----
    Aaron Ferguson - Administrator
    DroveNet Services - www.drovenet.com
    ----

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •