November 07, 2003

Exporting Gullibility

The Register tells how the "419 scam" somehow manages to sustain an industry which is in the top 5 in Nigeria.

For those who haven't heard or seen it yet, the 419 scam involves a spam email basically asking for your bank details in order to help transfer a large amount of money (usually the inheritence of a late, evil baron) out of Nigeria.

Not only does this show there are a lot of gullible people outside of Nigeria, but that there are a lot of Nigerians who continously seem come into large inheritence sums.

Perhaps the ratio of evil barons to entrepreneurs in Nigeria is higher than previously believed?

Posted by Andy at 04:58 PM into tinternet
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