How much money do you think Australians send to Nigerians because of the old Nigerian 419 scam? (Keep in mind that Australia has a small population of 21 million)
The answer is millions of dollars.
This very interesting interview with the head of the Queensland Police Corporate Crime Investigation Group (what a long title) discusses these scams and provides some interesting details.
People who fall for these scams often don’t report it, and in many cases repeatedly fall for these scams. Watch the video, discuss it with your friends, family and colleagues, and help raise awareness of this particular kind of scam. You can also read this article on how Nigerian scams work.