Police team-ups beat Nigeria’s scammers

Globally, Nigeria has become associated with what is known as “advance fee” or 419 fraud. Virtually anyone with an email account will be familiar with this crime, which involves sending emails or faxes to potential victims around the world, sucking them into a highly attractive but utterly false financial deal. Back in Nigeria, the rewards are potentially highly lucrative – but now, owing to a crackdown and much-improved co-operation between police forces globally, it has become more risky for the perpetrators…

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