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The life changing linguistics of… Nigerian scam emails

8 mins | Sep 22, 2019

We've all received a scam email, here's how scammers use language to trick their victims. Nigerian scam emails are one of the internet's oldest tricks, but how can something that seems so obviously fake, manage to fool someone? Writing in Jstor Daily, Chi Luu explains how the combination of polite and eccentric is enough to win over unsuspecting recipients.

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From JSTOR Daily