Why do so many email scams originate in Nigeria?
November 29, 2008 5:20 AM Subscribe
Why do so many email scams that I receive (95% of them) originate from Nigeria?
posted by learninguntilidie to Computers & Internet (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I do not want to stereotype a people or a country I just don't understand why I have been inundated with Nigerian scams from my ebay account to my email account. The most recent one alarmed me in that I was almost tricked. One of my friends sent me an email saying that that she was in Africa doing HIV/AIDS work when something bad happened and she needed money. The only part of the email that tipped me off that something was specious was the word "Nigeria". I looked up a portion of the email and sure enough it was a scam.