In the news: Five Nigerians charged in $242 million '419' fraud trial.
I received my first "Nigerian letter" more than 10 years ago. I had my own small business, importing stuff (mainly electronic and computer products). My post office box started to get crammed with letters from Nigeria, after I had placed an ad in an international trade magazine. Nowadays, the scams are delivered by e-mail instead of "snail" mail. Check out this new version of the 419 scam. Read more about "Operation 4-1-9" by the United States Secret Service.