Motley Fool: Nigeria’s New Scam

Anyone with an email address is highly unlikely to have escaped being contacted by someone trying out the infamous Nigerian ‘419’ scam.

This is probably the most well-known of all the email scams and invariably comes from someone related to a dead Nigerian dictator who desperately needs your help in smuggling the family’s millions out of the country. In return for you putting some money up front and supplying your bank account details so they can transfer the money out of the country, they’ll offer to share it with you. Then they empty your bank account….

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