Summary of the news from Death+Taxes.
When a Nigerian-based scamming group hired Australian conwoman Sarah Jane Cochrane-Ramsey as an agent; they weren’t prepared for what would ensue next.
Carmel Lobello writes on Death+taxes of how the woman scammed $30,000 from Nigerian scammers.
According to Couriermail.com, the scammers hired the 23 year-old in March 2010 to open an Australian bank account through which they could funnel stolen cash. For her involvement, they offered her 8% of all money that hit the account. At the time they were not aware that Cochrane-Ramsey was also a bad seed. Courier Mail explains:
However, the court heard she kept the two payments she received – totalling $33,350 – and spent most of it on herself.
The car buyers who were ripped off reported the matter to police, who traced the account to Cochrane-Ramsey.
Police inquiries found her employers were based in Nigeria but had been using a web server in New York to run their dodgy car sales listings.
Cochrane-Ramsey pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated fraud on Thursday.
The woman told the Brisbane court that she had no idea they were scammers, but based on her history of stealing and property offenses, one can’t be so sure.
I guess “it takes one to know one” doesn’t always apply in the scamming industry, and when scammers work together more than one party is bound to get scammed.