According to Police, businesses have been receiving emails that seek immediate payment for goods, services and accommodation.
In most cases the sender attempts to dupe recipients into divulging personal banking information in order to continue with the offer, resulting in unauthorised account withdrawals.
According to the Police, the scammer is hopeful that the business will promptly transfer the money but if money is exchanged it is likely that it has been stolen.
South Australia is one of the latest states to be warned about this problem. Queensland residents were also hit by the scammers.
Police warn South Australians of Nigerian scammers
By Staff Writers on Nov 23, 2007 3:06PM