Nigeria hoax spawns copycats
For most recipients of e-mail, the Nigerian spam scam is a familiar sight.
It comes, often quite regularly, from an alleged former dignitary of the Nigerian government. The typical storyline is that the sender has stashed away a huge wad of cash, but needs a foreign bank account through which to funnel it.
If the recipient of the letter would kindly provide their own account number, they can be assured a huge reward.
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