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419 Fraud: W5

Catalogue Number:  CTV380
Producer:  CTV
Subject:  Canadian Social Issues, Consumer Studies, Criminal Justice & Law, Family Studies/Home Economics, Safety, Social Issues
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2009
Running Time:  20

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Nigerian scams are among the oldest in the book,targeting victims through faxes, e-mail and letters and promising great financial rewards in exchange for a little help up front. While these schemes have been around for years, as W5 reveals, a new Canadian twist on this old scam has sent criminal's profits soaring.

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