Woman Scams Nigerian Scammers
Aussie was supposed to keep 8% of scam, kept 100%
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 23, 2012 9:52 AM CST
Updated Feb 26, 2012 7:00 AM CST
Boy, I sure am having a good time sticking it to those Nigerian scammers!   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Most of us just want to throttle the scam artists that line our spam boxes with get-rich-quick schemes and pleas for help with million-dollar bank transfers, but Sarah Jane Cochrane-Ramsey went one better: She scammed the cons who were using her in their scam, reports the Courier-Mail. Seems the 23-year-old Australian was hired as an "agent" by what she thought were honest Nigerians, who were in fact running a scam on a car-sales website.

In theory, Cochrane-Ramsey was supposed to collect proceeds from car buyers and funnel the money through an Australian bank account, keeping 8% of the proceeds for herself. In reality, she grabbed slightly more—100%—to the tune of $33,350. Cops were tipped by ripped-off car buyers, and traced the account to Cochrane-Ramsey. She pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated fraud last week.

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donwine
Mar 12, 2013 10:52 AM CDT
What was her sentence? I still can't believe the Nigerians went to the police for help!
ExceleRater
Feb 26, 2012 7:27 AM CST
"Woman Scams Nigerian Scammers" The headline is wrong. She did not scam the Nigerians, as to do that would mean getting money from them that was actually theirs. All she did was scam others and not share with them. Big difference.
Riffran
Feb 24, 2012 8:34 PM CST
I love stringing those idiots along......Got the idea from a site that chronicle that very thing. Hi Mr. Scammer. My Name Buster Hymen of the Dewey Chetham and Howe Corporation