Saturday, 21 March 2009

Costly Online Organ-Transplant Scam Results in Death, Arrest

Source: Threat Level from Wired.com

Advance fee fraud is nothing new, but this could well be a new low. The site liver4you.org sells organ transplants, or so it claims. A Canadian man paid $70,000 and was told he'd receive a liver transplant at a hospital in the Philippines. There was no liver, and no transplant, and the man died in the hospital where he thought his life would be saved. Jerome Feldman, age 67, has been arrested on charges of operating the scam.

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