String ‘Em Up (Nigerian 419)

The Advocate – Bethel woman snares Canadian man charged with e-mail hoax:

Evans met Horvath-Howard in Bethel, where she said he expected to pick up more than $200,000. Instead, Bethel police were waiting for Horvath-Howard and charged him with first-degree attempted larceny.

Horvath-Howard was arraigned in Danbury Superior Court on Monday. Bond was set at $250,000 and his case was continued until Nov. 10.

I know that law enforcement must prioritize, but I hypothesize that making examples of a few tens of these criminals would deter quite a few more.

Note: My own personal observation is that many of my Nigerian 419 spam actually involves web crawlers with Nigerian IP addresses. I can’t say whether or not those are merely proxies.

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