Democracy Is A Nigerian Scam

How the scam works, and why it’s so successful

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For those who may be unaware of the term Nigerian Scam, it works like this: you fire up your computer one morning and you check your email. Sitting in your InBox is an email from a Nigerian prince who wants to transfer a large sum of money out of Nigeria to a bank in your country. Unfortunately, due to various crazy regulations in…