Nigerian e-mail scam price tag: $5,000 per victim

Friday, 7 April 2006, 2:25 AM EST

Wonder how much people lose from that Nigerian E-mail scam - you know, the one in which millions of dollars will be yours if you only pony up some front money?

The answer: $5,000. Or at least that's the median loss among those who reported being taken by the fraud to federal authorities.

At InformationWeek.

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