from Zimbabwe and from zdnet (

Six people were arrested in South Africa over the weekend on suspicion of being involved in the infamous “Nigerian” e-mail and letter fraud.

I thought this was just a variation (different scale, different location) on the classic New York con that goes along the line of “would you just hang on to my money for a few minutes”… (this is sort of like the “pigeon drop”)

It’s funny, this type of thing used to be really popular in New York - it was like getting mugged, everyone had a story to tell…