years, hundreds of thousands of folks have been victimized by the
Nigerian Letter Fraud. And it now appears some of these crooks
have kept some records.
A relatively new twist to this scam is double-dipping the same
victim. It works like this.
A previous victim of the Nigerian letter fraud receives a
communication from a fraudster posing as a Nigerian Government agent
investigating a fraud or series of frauds and it turns out that in
the course of this investigation, he discovered that the recipient
of the communication was defrauded in the classic manner.
The writer is confident that his attempts to recover and refund the
victim's losses will be successful. However, it turns out that
things are a little more complicated in Nigeria than in the victim's
country and its not too long before the "government agent"
passes on the welcome news that the recovery of the victim's losses
is imminent . . . but there's a problem.
Unfortunately there is a minor hurdle to overcome and some temporary
funding is necessary--and at that point another advance fee scam is