Reuters reports: “Nigeria jails woman in $242 mln email fraud case”. Somehow, this doesn’t surprise me:
Scams have become so successful in Nigeria that anti-sleaze campaigners say swindling is one of the country’s main foreign exchange earners after oil, natural gas and cocoa.
And, just in case you were wondering:
Typically fraudsters send out junk e-mails around the world promising recipients a share in a fortune in return for an advance fee. Those who pay never receive the promised windfall.
While individual people learn from experience, the mass of humanity doesn’t seem to be getting any smarter.