King Rat (gkr) wrote,
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They actually are Nigerian!

Police in the Netherlands have arrested 52 people suspected of using the so-called "Nigerian e-mail scam" to defraud Internet users by sending them spam e-mails asking for their help in transferring a large sum of money outof Nigeria or some other troubled country in exchange for a generous percentage-fee. A task force of 80 officers raided 23 apartments, seizing computers, fake passports and 50,000 euros ($62,000) in cash. Most of those arrested were believed to be Nigerian. [Wired.com, 2 Feb 2004, NewsScan Daily, 2 Feb 2004]

http://www.wired.com/news/ebiz/0,1272,62124,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_5
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