The long shadow of the 'Nigerian Prince' scam | Curio

The long shadow of the 'Nigerian Prince' scam

16 mins | Apr 22, 2022

The nation is trying to fight back against its reputation. The alleged origins of these types of the infamous Nigerian Prince scams began in the 1990s, coinciding with falling oil prices in Nigeria and a rise in unemployment. But in recent years, Nigeria’s tech ecosystem has matured, and its markets have been on the rise. But, Sharon Lin explores how cybersecurity companies are unwilling to forget their fraudulent past, which could be disastrous for the nation.

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