Other stories about Nigerian scam

Scam alert! Don't believe an email that says you've won a new car

We have all gotten that one email promising that someone wants to share their fortune with us or there is a prince somewhere who...
Happening Now December 26, 2018

Top online scams to watch out for this summer

Something about the summer seems to coax people into letting down their guard. That's why some scams seem to rise as fast as the...
Columns July 18, 2018

One Nigerian scam ended happily as a victim got $110,000 back after 10 years

It did not take long for the scam to become a running joke. You know, the one where someone claiming to be a prince,...
Happening Now June 20, 2018

Tables turned on Nigerian scammers in unexpected twist

Everyone receives emails from Nigerian scammers - even the scammers themselves. Turns out, some of these crooks have managed to infect themselves with their...
Happening Now August 9, 2016

Scam alert: A stranded Nigerian astronaut needs $3 million

You've heard about some crazy email scams, but this one could top them all. It starts with a Nigerian astronaut who's stranded in space....
Happening Now February 17, 2016