By now, you all (should) know about 419 advance fee scammers from Nigeria. Despite regular claims of plans to crackdown on the scams, the Nigerian government had done very little. In fact, there were claims that up until a year ago, not a single person in Nigeria was in jail for such crimes. That's starting to change, with new reports saying that about 500 people have been arrested with another 500 under investigation. Of course, that sounds like a tiny percentage of the scammers, and it didn't seem all that difficult for the Associated Press reporter who wrote the above article to track down plenty of scammers who are quite proud of their scamming ability. It certainly still appears that scamming is a way of life for many Nigerians who find that it's a lot easier and a lot more lucrative than other jobs... which are often hard to find.
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