Are Nigerian scammers' crazy e-mails actually very clever?
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 21/06/2012 14:02
An analysis from Microsoft Research suggests that Nigerian scammers need to sound as ridiculous as possible, so that only the most gullible will reply to them.
There are plenty of scammers in the tech world.
They choose to couch themselves in deep wisdoms, sincere declarations of honesty, and core-driven respect for privacy.
They do this to sound supremely intelligent in order to fool those who think that they themselves are supremely intelligent.
It seems, though, that Nigerian e-mail scammers may have a different approach.