The National Police have arrested 84 people in Spain in an operation known as "Nigerian letters" and involving a scam worth at least 11,547,000 euros, although the volume of cash handled by those arrested during the period analysed totaled more than 20.6 million euros
Whilst the organization was mainly composed of Nigerian citizens (80%) most of their victims swindled were from the U.S., Canada and Germany.
So far there have been a total of 4,593 reported victims of the fraud although the Heritage Research Group says there is a possibility that a far greater number of people have been scammed but have failed to report the matter.
They say that the overall volume of funds processed through the scam, most of which has been sent back to Nigeria, exceeds 120 million euros.
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