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Monday, May 15, 2006

New Yorker story on Nigerian scammers

Posted By on Mon, May 15, 2006 at 4:15 PM

I got an email today, subject head GOOD DAY MY FRIEND:

I am NZE DUDU a top management staff in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and I head a seven-mantender's board in charge of Contract Awards and Payments Approvals. I came to know of you in my search for a reliable and reputable person to handle a very confidential transaction that involves the transfer of a huge sum of money to a foreign account.

Obviously this is a big fat scam. But apparently there are people who fall for these things, including John Worley, a Christian pyschotherapist from Groton, Mass. If you wonder how the hell anybody could take this kind of bait, read Mitchell Zuckoff's article on Worley from last week's New Yorker. It's fantastic.

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Deputy publisher Cathy Resmer is an organizer of the Vermont Tech Jam, and compiles a weekly tech e-newsletter. She also oversees Seven Days' parenting publication, Kids VT, and created the Good Citizen Challenge, a youth civics initiative. Resmer began her career at Seven Days as a freelance writer in 2001. Hired... more

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