An email to Anorak said Nigerian Astronaut Abacha Tunde needs $3 million US dollars to return home. No one fell for it and called it hilarious. But it made its way around.
Problem: Nigeria has a federal republic, with an elected president. There is no Nigerian Prince. The scam of a Nigerian Prince needing money is a lie and don’t fall for the classic email scam.
Why Nigeria? Where did this all begin? PC World has some background. These types of scams – Advance Fee Scams – are easily avoidable if you remain a skeptic to anyone asking for money.