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While Nigeria is most often the nation referred to in these scams, they originate in other nations as. The modern scam is similar to the How to make australian girlfriend in Australia Prisoner scam which dates back to the late 18th century.
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One reason Nigeria may have been singled out is the apparently comical, almost ludicrous nature of the promise of West African riches from a Nigerian prince. According to Cormac Herley, a Microsoft researcher, "By sending an that repels all but the most gullible, the scammer gets the most promising marks to self-select.
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The essential fact in all advance-fee fraud operations is the promised money transfer to the victim never happens, because the money does not exist. During the course of many schemes, scammers ask victims to supply bank information. Usually this is a "test" devised by the scammer to gauge the victim's gullibility ;  the bank information isn't used directly by the scammer, because a fraudulent Nigerian money scheme in Australia from the is more easily detected, reversed, and traced.
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