I was at a Business Link meeting at Basingstoke at the FSB stand, and was approached by a very attractive lady from Nigeria who made a lot of fuss.
Three weeks later I received an urgent email from her. She claimed to be in Madrid, having been robbed of her credit cards, money and passport. Would I immediately email 1000 Euros to her so that she could return home. I would immediately be repaid on her arrival.
I sent the money of course. Curiously I have not heard from her for some weeks now. I think communications in Nigeria are precarious, to say the least.
I directed her to the British Consulate in Madrid and even named the Consul, who attended my school. I phoned him several days later. She had not been in contact.
There are a lot of [problematic] out there. A disproportionate amount of them originate from Nigeria I believe.