Global News Journal
Beyond the World news headlines
– Eamon Kircher-Allen writes for the GlobalPost, where this article first appeared. –
Remember that Nigerian prince who contacted you a few months back, saying he’d pay you to help transfer his inheritance to the United States?
Chances are that email was sent from a console somewhere in Festac Town, a quiet, ramshackle suburb of Lagos, Nigeria. Here, a cluster of net cafes are rumored in Lagos’ press to be some of the last holdouts against a Nigerian federal crackdown on the country’s email scammers.