Journal: News & Comment

Tuesday, September 17, 2002
# 9:47:00 PM:


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Surely you have received the Nigerian scam e-mail. I've gotten it hundreds of times, in various incarnations (it dates back as far as the 1920s, as an ostensibly Spanish mail scam). Believe it or not, most of the current e-mails do actually seem to originate in Nigeria, as well as a few other African countries.

A software developer at Haxial decided to have some fun with a couple of the scammers, eventually inviting both of them to wear yellow outfits and hop up and down in public places in Amsterdam and Lagos. The story is ongoing -- so we'll see if the hopping actually happens.

Oh, and look, it's started a trend.


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