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He said he wanted to transfer million to the recipient's bank account – money that was budgeted, but was never spent.In exchange for transferring the funds out of Nigeria, the recipient would keep 30% of the total.
More delays and additional costs are added, always keeping the promise of an imminent large transfer alive, convincing the victim that the money the victim is currently paying is covered several times over by the payoff.
The scam has been used with fax and traditional mail, and is now prevalent in online communications like emails.
While Nigeria is most often the nation referred to in these scams, they originate in other nations as well.
They refer to their targets as Maga(s), slang developed from a Yoruba word meaning "fool" and referring to gullible white people.
Some scammers have accomplices in the United States and abroad that move in to finish the deal once the initial contact has been made.
In exchange for assistance, the scammer promised to share money with the victim in exchange for a small amount of money to bribe prison guards.