the Nigerian letter scam (from Billy)

dug dug Follow May 21, 2002 · 1 min read
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Remember your posting about the letter from ‘Dr. Isah Gambo, Senior Accountant in the office with the Honourable Governor of Central bank of Nigeria’?

This scam is becoming more widespread, it seems (I don’t know why, but I’ve been getting these for years now). Matthew Engel has a piece about it here in today’s Guardian. He’s amazed to find that at least 300 people have fallen for it in the states in the last 8 years. But what percentage is that? The thing with these scams is that you don’t need a large percentage of suckers in your target audience to make it worth your while.

Looks like ‘the Nigerian letter’ is now in the top ten of confidence tricks, and soon be challenging ‘the Spanish prisoner’ for that number one slot.


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Hiya, life goes like this. Step 1: Get out of bed. Step 2: Make things better:-)