Nigerian Email Scammers Work Even Harder During Economic Slowdown

August 10, 2009 at 2:06 pm Leave a comment

A recent article published in the Washington Post reports that Nigerian email scammers have been redoubling their efforts during the recent economic slowdown. Already the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center reports that these types of scams grew by 33% last year. Interestingly, when people are in dire economic circumstances they are more willing to take chances that promise them huge windfalls of cash for very little effort.

So, as always, whenever you receive an email that promises you a huge sum for “transferring” money for a deposed (or deceased) dictator or asks you for a deposit fee so that your Irish lottery winnings can be disbursed to you, just delete it from your inbox.

Don’t be another victim. Just remember: if it seems to good to be true, it probably is.


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