Nigeria To Criminalise Spamming

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Nigeria set to criminalise spamming
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"First, I must solicit your confidence in this transaction, this is by virtue if its nature as being utterly CONFIDENTIAL and TOP SECRET" ~ Guardian Story

The Guardian reports that Nigeria is considering making spamming a criminal offence. Convicted offenders could face either at least three years in jail, a fine equal to $3,500 (£1,990), or both.

Whether it'll have any impact on the volume of requests to help launder the fortunes of deposed dictators is a different matter ...

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Nigeria To Criminalise Spamming

That’s like saying the Mafia is going to criminalize gambling.

The Government of Nigeria is one of (if not the) most corrupt Government in the world... And they are going to criminalize SPAM, ya right.

For those of you that have never had the dubious pleasure of dealing with the Nigerian Government, let me tell you somthing... If you offer the Nigerian Government enough money they will let you do ANYTHING...

How come I have a feeling that the cash fine is really just going to be the cost to do scam/spam business in Nigeria...

The Nigerian government can collect fines from all the scammers/spammers and then tell the rest of the world, "Look we are dealing with the spammers.", it's a win win for the Nigerian Government and the SPAM and Scams just keep coming...

a message

My Dear Friend
My name is Dr. Wanger SoLongo and I am the son of the late Bigga SoLongo. I have over £30.000.00 in the bank of Lagos and I need your help my dearest friend. I pray to God we can do business together...

Whata bunch of bollocks, I actually knew a greedy guy who fell for this kind of stuff and lost 10K in the deal. Serves him right.

I don't think they will cut out the spam as they don't have the money, resources to go after these guys. Even if they did have the cash it wouldnt go on catching spammers/scammers IMO.

I believe they may make a few examples to say look we are doing the right thing, but the people they will arrest will all be low level players.

Dear Nick

Dear Nick

I GREET YOU IN NAME OF GOD.

MY NAME IS MRS.SPAM AND I AM THE WIFE OF LATE MR.SPAM WHO MADE MAONEY BY SENDING SPAM TO PEOPLE LIKE YOU

HE WAS ARRESTED AND KILLED BECAUSE OF THIS, BUT LEFT LOTS OF CASH FOR ME AND YOU TO ENJOY

SO SEND ME YOUR BANK DETAILS ETC ETC

419's have been illegal in Nigeria for years

They have occasional clamp downs, its just part of the natural cycle of things.

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