Thursday, February 23, 2012

Sympathy for the Nigerian scam artists who were ripped off? Perhaps.

Sarah Jane Cochrane-Ramsey is an Australian woman who was employed as an agent in March 2010. Her job? To provide an Australian bank account for some businessmen. She would receive eight percent of the bank deposits as her fee, and would forward the remaining 92% to the businessmen.

An interesting business, and Cochrane-Ramsey didn't ask any questions.

However, she seems to have made a mistake in her calculations. Instead of taking 8% of the deposits as her fee, she took 100% of the deposits, never forwarding the rest to the businessmen.

There's only one problem. You see, the people who were dealing with the businessmen had some problems with them, and so they ended up finding the person who had the bank account.

Oh, did I forget to mention that the businessmen were from Nigeria?

A BRISBANE woman fleeced Nigerian scam artists by stealing more than $30,000 from their internet car sales racket, a court has been told.

Sarah Jane Cochrane-Ramsey, 23, was employed by the Nigerians as an "agent" in March 2010 but was unaware they were scam artists....

Now some believe that Cochrane-Ramsey should be complimented for what she did. Instead, she ended up pleading guilty and will be sentenced soon.

Despite the fact that Cochrane-Ramsey was defrauding dishonest people, that doesn't remove the fact that she was dishonest herself. And let's face it - how many people would open an Australian bank account and forward 92% of the proceeds, no questions asked?

I'm sorry, but Sarah Jane Cochrane-Ramsey is not a hero.
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