They used to be called “Letters from Nigeria”, but it’s not such a good name these days. Because they can come from any corner of the world, in a multitude of languages.
Many of us are all too familiar with the emails we can receive out of the blue, suggesting that a fortune is within our grasp.
Unfortunately, just as there’s no such thing as a free lunch, there’s also plenty of scammers out there waiting to take advantage of you with fake lotteries and false inheritances.
Here, for instance, is an email I recently received telling me that I had won a lottery.
The email to me (an Englishman) explains (in Norwegian) that I have won a prize in a lottery (held in Madrid).
Have you got your head around that? Good.
Don’t let the fact that you never entered the lottery disturb you, or let a question mark raise its ugly head with the thought of why such a big lottery winner would receive the exciting…
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