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.
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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.
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.
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