I saw the article on BBC News and their website this morning.
Det Inspector Geoff Smith, from Durham Police, said: "We had a lady not far from here [Shildon] that was duped into receiving a lot of stolen goods - vanloads of camcorders, digital cameras.
"She had to send them off to criminals in Nigeria, so I'm not surprised by today's figures."
How can that happen? As the FE says, surely someone would know?