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OUT OF AFRICA Sensible Internet users know better than to take any notice of e-mails from semi-literate Nigerians promising a share in million-pound mountains of cash in return for help with a UK bank account. But others fork over enough money to sustain an industry that ranks in Nigeria’s Top five. Britons are losing up to £10 million per year (The Register story over-estimates the UK total) to the fraudsters and globally experts put the annual take at a staggering $1.5 billion.
That is just wicked.
Nigeria. Population: 133,881,703. Main Industries: Oil, Cocoa, Rubber, Email Scams.