n African Security Review - Understanding the West African cyber crime process : commentaries
|Article Title||Understanding the West African cyber crime process : commentaries|
|© Publisher:||UNISA Press|
|Journal||African Security Review|
|Publication Date||Dec 2009|
|Pages||106 - 114|
|Keyword(s)||Cyber crime, Harvesting, Internet fraud, Profiling, Scouting and West Africa|
Since the late 1980s, and particularly during the last decade, few mail addresses across the world have been spared the onslaught of unsolicited mail from the West Coast of Africa. In the early days many received such letters by post, later by fax and telex, and in recent times by e-mail. The content of the letters range from business proposals, inheritance reclamation, job offers, announcement of lottery wins, marriage proposals, immigration offers, admission to overseas academic institutions to money transfers and property sales, among others.
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