Nigerian Hackers Sell Man’s House

News of a scam in Australia hit the Web on Wednesday, and I have to say it’s a doozy. A man allegedly had his home sold by Nigerian-based scammers, and he had no idea what was going on.

The house went for $485,000, and the scammers were in the process of selling the homeowner’s second home when a neighbor alerted the homeowner to the sale. At the time, the original owner was living in South Africa. He likely has lost his house and won’t ever see the proceeds of the sale.

Nigerian Hackers Sell Man’s House,” by Adam Ross, Cybersecurity Report, NextGov, September 15, 2010

Home ownership? 8/27
Creative Commons License photo credit: clogozm


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