I did that, met a few, had a girlfriend from Germany for about a year, but I also received a couple interests from Russian women (which turned out to be scams). The final of the story was dramatic and hit pages of newspapers all over the world. Click here A short while ago I found the black list, shown here.They intrigued me enough to make me wonder if I should look outside our country, Russia in particular..."In May 2001 Terry, an Australian man scammed by a gang of Internet con-artists, sent his story to Russian Bride Cyber Guide's Black List. Now radio and TV-stations are eager to talk to Terry but he is not keen to give interviews. No need saying that scammers can reach pretty much anybody, who is looking for a life partner online.Cyber Pornography: This would include pornographic websites; pornographic magazines produced using computer and the Internet (to down load and transmit pornographic pictures, photos, writings etc.) Sale of illegal articles: This would include sale of narcotics, weapons and wildlife etc., by posting information on websites, bulletin boards or simply by using e-mail communications.Online gambling: There are millions of websites, all hosted on servers abroad, that offer online gambling.Have a look in our A-Z of fraud for information about different types of fraud.Cyber crime is any criminal act dealing with computers and networks (called hacking). Investigators say there could be more victims that have not been identified.The fraud utilized the infamous "visa and airfare" scheme: Mc Coy and his wife Anna were posing as Russian women seeking marriage and a non-existing Russian marriage agency that would provide women with visas and tickets.
There are many words used to describe fraud: Scam, con, swindle, extortion, sham, double-cross, hoax, cheat, ploy, ruse, hoodwink, confidence trick.
Hospitals and GPs’ surgeries across the country have suffered IT problems which leave them unable to see patients or conduct tests.
Health officials have declared a major incident and doctors fear patients will be harmed.
These are just a few words you might hear in relation to fraud.
Fraud can be committed against individuals or businesses.