What Should I Tell My Users?
The best way to prevent this type of fraud is through education. If you're a system administrator, you may want to alert your users about this type of scam.
One downside of this scam for Nigeria is that now a shadow of illegitimacy exists over any business there. Nigeria has huge oil reserves, and there are indeed business opportunities there that the U.S. and other companies may be missing out on because of this fear. For a $100.00 fee, the Commerce Department will check out any Nigerian business that your company is considering working with in the form of a World Traders Data Report. The request takes 4–6 weeks, and in the meantime, it is suggested that you not send anything to businesses in that country.