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The scams often involve phony lottery winnings, job offers, and inheritance notices.

If the mark is worthwhile, the scammer works up “a level of trust,” Danjuma continues.

“Maybe the person doesn’t have a husband, and the person is looking for a husband in Nigeria.

I just returned from a reporting trip to Nigeria, where I was traveling around the country talking to terrorism experts, nomadic cattle herders, and government officials about how global warming affects conflict in the country. As a newswire reporter focused on the terrorist group Boko Haram, he was able to provide crucial context for my story.

But Michael* also grew up a “street boy,” meaning he was able to make fast friends in the slum villages and farming communities we visited.

He said there was no way that his dudes would talk for less than 0. So I offered 0 for a rare glimpse at the human faces behind the syntax-challenged spam. I sat down with Sheye and Danjuma* on the back patio of a fancy duplex in an upscale neighborhood in one of the country’s main cities, and the two dished on their craft, constantly interrupting each other as they downed bottles of Nigerian Star lager and chain-smoked.Though they lie for a living, Sheye insisted, “We are telling you the fact and the truth.” Sheye and Danjuma have a name for the advance-fee email scams, in which victims agree to to send money to a stranger, banking on the promise of love or fast money.(Ditto.) They asked to hire me out for a day for one of their cons because, they said, my white skin would bolster their credibility.“Black man believes that white man is reality,” Danjuma explains. Sheye and Danjuma say they are each worth about ,000, in a country where more than 70 percent of the population lives on less than a day.