Major 419-er busted

The 30 year old head of a Nigerian scam gang has been arrested. This may not seem like big news – after all, as the legislative bodies start to take cyber crime more seriously, we’re seeing more and more scammers and virus writers being apprehended.

However, this case is a bit different. This man was the head of a gang which operated out of Amsterdam, and earlier this year some arrests connected with this case were made in the Netherlands. It seems as though this man, like other 419-ers, went back to Nigeria in order to evade arrest – a tactic which for others.

But his luck ran out, and he was arrested in Lagos.

I think this is a very positive step, and I can only hope we will see more arrests taking place in Nigeria.

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