Nigerian Scams Quiz

created by QuizAdmin on Nov 18, 200929 yrs old, Connecting Singles,
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If you have an email address, chances are you’re the recipient of quite a few spam messages on a daily basis. The contents vary, and some are mostly harmless, but a few – such as the so-called "Nigerian Scam" emails can be quite costly if you fall for the trap. These emails request the recipient’s assistance in transferring a large sum of money out of a foreign country in exchange for an impressive commission.

Unfortunately, the only real money involved is yours – you're asked to pay an upfront fee to facilitate the transfer, never to see that money again. This quiz is designed to help you understand the scheme and protect yourself.

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1. These scams violate a section of the Nigerian penal code relating to fraudulent schemes. The number of the section is used as a nickname for the scams, as they are called:
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2. Nigerian scam emails have received a lot of attention, but when did they begin?
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3. When successful, Nigerian scams can cheat victims out of a considerable amount of money. What happens to the money if a victim alerts authorities after the fact?
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4. Where do these scams rank in terms of Nigeria's biggest industries?
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5. One reason for the prevalence of scams in Nigeria is the low salary paid for legitimate positions. The top salary for an entry level college graduate is 100,000 Naira per month, which converts to about how much annually in Dollars or in Euros?
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6. Which of the following means of communications is not used for initiating Nigerian scam solicitations?
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7. The scammer's plan is to get you to send an "advance fee" through Western Union or bank transfer, supposedly to pay lawyers and "transaction" fees. Early-on the scammer will ask for personal info, mainly to see how easy a mark you are. Which of the following would they request?
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8. In 2008, US victims filed 92% of internet rip-off reports, Canada filed 2%, followed by Britain at 1%, Australia 0.60% and India 0.40%. About how much money do you think is extorted annually from US victims alone via internet fraud?
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9. According to the Internet Fraud Complaint Center, what is the average loss per victim of Nigerian scams?
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10. Which of the following often characterizes Nigerian scam email messages?
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11. It may seem unlikely, but many Nigerians are proud of such scams and treat scammers as folk heroes. In fact, one name they use to refer to scam victims is "mugu." What does this term mean?
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12. What is the worst thing one can do after sending money?
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13. All of the following are scams you may encounter on dating sites, except for one. Which one?
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14. Another related scam is the check fraud scam. Which best describes this scam?
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15. Which of the following is not a common email scam?

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