Yahoo dating scams


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While Nigeria is most often the nation referred to in these scams, they originate in other nations as well. In 2006, 61% of Internet criminals were traced to locations in the United States , while 16% were traced to the United Kingdom and 6% to locations in Nigeria . [2] Other nations known to have a high incidence of advance-fee fraud include Ivory Coast , [3] Togo , [4] South Africa , [5] the Netherlands , [6] and Spain . [7] The number "419" refers to the section of the Nigerian Criminal Code dealing with fraud, the charges and penalties for offenders. [8]

Thanks to Joshua Oyeniyi Aransiola, a sociologist at Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Nigeria, the 419ers are now a little less mysterious. He and colleagues spent six months earning the trust of a group of Yahoo Boys, eventually managing to conduct detailed interviews with 40 of them.


Yahoo dating scams

Yahoo dating scams



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