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Nigerian Scammer moves to London, England

The most visible form of fee fraud today is the Nigerian Letter or 419 fraud. A typical letter claims to come from a person needing to transfer large sums of money out of the country or from a lottery company. As the Nigerian letter has become well known to potential targets, the gangs operating the scams have developed other variations.

So apparantly, the Nigerian Scammer has shifted base out of Africa and into the Queen’s country, England. Below is a picture of the email.

Nigerian Scammer sample letter

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Author: Ajit Gaddam

Ajit Gaddam is an accomplished technology executive and is currently the Head of Security Engineering at Visa, where he is responsible for building large scale AI driven cybersecurity products, leading engineering programs, and providing expert guidance on cybersecurity matters. He has presented at conferences worldwide, including USENIX Enigma, RSA, Black Hat, Strata Data Hadoop, COSO Dublin, and GCS Ukraine. Ajit has been quoted by major media organizations and his work has been showcased in academic journals, security publications, and in two published books. He is an active participant in various open source and standards bodies, is a prolific inventor of disruptive technologies (over 100+ global patents), and moonlights as an instructor (SANS, community colleges).

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