Nigerian Prince scam comes with a Texas twist

Once you get wise to certain kinds of scams, you can spot them again even when they come with a different spin. One of the most popular scams on the Internet is the 419 or “Nigerian Prince” scam. In the classic version, a Nigerian prince or general or some other wealthy person needs to smuggle a fortune…

US and Nigeria sign memorandum of understanding

I’ve got nothing against Nigeria. I have a friend from there who’s a pretty cool guy. One of my favorite musicians, Fela Kuti (RIP), was a Nigerian. But we all know Nigeria has been the source of a lot of online scams. The Nigerian Prince Scam is pretty well-known (I’m smuggling a fortune out of…