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Nigerian 419 Scams

For the Love of Viagra Spam and the 419 Email Scam

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Technology
Harmon Leon

Instead of receiving a spam email from an ambiguous prince who urgently needs the help of a complete stranger, this scam claims to be from a desperate friend trapped in a strange foreign hotel.

Nigerian Email Fraudsters, Humbled by Vigilante Justice

Jonathan Ezer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Ezer

The "Nigerian email scam" actually started in the 1970s using paper letters. Lately, though, Nigeria and so-called "scam baiters" have been cracking down on the frauds' perpetrators.

Go Away -- Spam Scam Scum!

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

The first time I got a certain form of spam, I was kind of flattered, until I saw the link and realized it was a creepy ruse to get people to contact the nefarious denizens of those web destinations.