Nigerian scams have been a problem in Australia. The concept is that they make contact by sending you an email and asking for money. They entice you to send money by creating a scenario that requires money to release a large amount of money that is locked away.
Now this column 8 article reports a gentleman who noticed an individual sending some money to Nigeria. Something that may raise questions who is aware of this scam.
"Bernard Kealey, of Stanmore, has a quandary he would like to share with us. "I was at a post office counter recently, standing next to a man in a wheelchair who was buying a US dollar money order to send to Nigeria. Should I have asked what he thought he was doing, and warned him that he was most likely being scammed? Or can someone offer me a sensible reason why anyone would be sending US dollars to Nigeria?""
smh col-8 3/11/05