Thats a big epidemic right now! We have a new Dating Site online since a view month and we have a hug database of scammer-pictures and emails allready.
90% of woman-suscriptions are fakers and scammers, unbelievable!
Since the goverment of Nigeria is fighting against this criminals, these guys use to operate from Senegal and Ivory Coast.
Yes, Hartikainen has stumbled upon a fascinating area of language. I have about five years of these letters collected, and have focused my study on stereotypes as well as security in the papers that I have presented at ethnic studies and anthropology conferences in the past. The security work is done by Davi Ottenheimer, an information security professional, and we are preparing to present again at a major international ethnic studies conference in Turkey this November. Come see us if you would like to discuss more.
Harriet J. Ottenheimer
Professor of Anthropology & American Ethnic Studies, Emerita
Kansas State University
mahafan (@) ksu.edu
Comment from: E.I. [Visitor]
I have postponed this comment maybe for too long. It is perhaps unfortunate that in this age and time, people still engage themselves in mediocratic, racial sentimental write up of this nature. More so, i think I should also state clearly here that the information on this article is largely bias,unfounded and untrue.
It is true that Nigeria is presently a route being used to traffic drugs to countries like the UK and Germany who have been identified as leading consumers of drugs in Europe and just behind the US that is rated the highest in the world but it does not translate into involvement of Nigerians in this business. Maybe the writer of this article should also know that Nigeria is not even seen as a major route base on research and in cases where it is used, this nefarious activities take place on our high seas who are largely unsafe due poor technological advancement.
For the purpose of knowledge, Nigerians only plant marijuana, selling it with the country happens but it is very difficult and transporting it abroad is way out of it. Maybe you should check on the NDLEA and probably get more facts.
I will be 30 this year, since I was born, I have never known any wealthy person who made it through drugs.
Yes Nigerians write fraud mails but the Germans and Europeans or any other part of the world are not left out of this issue. We have cases of Nigerians who have been defrauded by Europeans as well.
Please stop spreading this joblessness.