Nigeria's Latest Anti-Scam Effort? Tell People To Watch Out For Themselves

from the that's-one-way-to-deal-with-it dept

For years and years, we've been reporting on how the Nigerian government likes to make a big announcement every few months about how they're cracking down on 419 advance fee scams. Yet, somehow, the crackdowns never seem to amount to very much at all -- leading to some charges that those in positions of power really don't want to stop these scams. Now, the Nigerian government's latest "effort" is to just to help warn people about the scams, putting out statements for the folks out there who still don't seem to recognize this is a scam. Of course, considering how this story has been covered around the globe for years, you have to figure that anyone who still falls for it probably isn't paying much attention to warning notices put out by the Nigerian government.

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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, Nov 5th, 2005 @ 3:33am

    No Subject Given

    Another "expert's" article about the great Nigerian scam!

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  2. identicon
    Nic, May 6th, 2009 @ 11:23am


    Our company's located in Ukraine and has a capacity to make a personal info check or business activity check up on any person on the territory of Ukraine on a totally legal basis. We can help you identify any person.

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  3. identicon
    joel, Aug 21st, 2010 @ 11:53pm

    claiming poverty,asking for money to return stateside.

    got really suckered in on this one,especially looking at the picture sent me.

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  4. identicon
    joel, Aug 21st, 2010 @ 11:56pm

    Re: antiscams

    look out for judith ceci.

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  5. identicon
    joel miot, Aug 22nd, 2010 @ 12:01am

    know the where abouts?

    judith ceci, claims to be engineer in nigeria.has her own constuction business. needs money to returnto the states.

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

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