But what scams do Nigerians get?

Dear venerable business partner...

Unless you've got a more vicious spam filter than I, you've no doubt received those desperate pleas from a Nigerian prince, dignitary, politician or businessman offering you millions in exchange for your help. This country's gotta be paved with gold!


FROM THE DESK OF: DR. DEHINDE DANIELS
Dear ....
Greetings from my country, Nigeria. And by God's grace this is a warm embrace of a lifetime and mutually beneficial relationship between us, hence my writing you.
Blah blah... $46 million US... blah blah...

Did you ever wonder what kind of crap fills a Nigerian email inbox?

Why, Japanese scams of course (from blogger NigerianTimes):
ATTN:Mr. ORIKINLA OSINACHI
RE: INVESTMENT/PROCUREMENT MISSION.
I am Engr. Mario Kobayashi the Managing Director of Tokyo Plastic Inc. we wish to be in your country for a procurement and investment mission.
For a list of links to all things scammy, including some hilarious correspondence with Nigerian email scammers, go [HERE]. (NigerianTimes)

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