I've heard this one before. I put something really expensive up on sale online and some Nigerian guy was interested in buying. Specifically it was my Alienware laptop and the guy wanted to buy it for his son's birthday. We talked over email for a while and I really thought he was legit, until the time came for transaction. At this stage I received an email from some bank (obviously fake because of fishy email) stating that the transaction from the guy is pending and I'll only receive the money once I send them the shipping code.
I wasn't stupid enough to send my Alienware to some Nigerian guy because of trust built over a few emails. I ended up sending him a made up code and then busted his chops.
Lesson learned: Never trust people online
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Mostly horny kids and teens who are inexperienced with the internet and don't know better.
The infamous Nigerian 419 scam, it's been around for a looong time, I read said emails in school just to laugh my ass off.
Decided to do an image search on Google (you talk to bots, I do image searches lol), her real name is Angie Varona and apparently she is the Queen of selfies (oh and she's done few nudes if your interested!)
*waits as Angie Verona becomes a top search on Google*