Money scam warning

Money scam warning


19 March 2001

Wellington Police are reminding people to be wary about giving out bank account details as Nigerian money scam letters have resurfaced locally.

Detective Inspector Norm Cook, Crime Services Manager, says the letters, in which people are asked to give bank account details in return for taking a share in US$15 million profit for the Nigerian national petroleum corporation, are not worth the paper they’re printed on.

“Shred them or throw them in the rubbish,” he says. “These sorts of get rich quick scams have been running for years. People should not be fooled into giving their bank account numbers out for worthless schemes.”