There’s probably at least one ‘Nigerian Prince’ who had the cash to back his claims…
Maybe you should’ve replied to that email from the ‘Nigerian Prince’…
When the news of $43 million found in an apartment in Lagos, Nigeria broke, it didn’t take long for the story to start trending all over social media.
The country’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission uncovered the money after they were tipped off that someone was moving bags in and around the particular apartment. They eventually found different currencies stashed away neatly inside fireproof cabinets hidden behind wooden panels.Facebook/Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
As it goes, people all over usually receive scam emails often sent from some or other Nigerian figure asking users to send money with the promise of a larger reward in the end. You know what we’re talking about:
I've gotten a lot of spam, but Ive never actually received an email claiming to be from a Nigerian prince, until now pic.twitter.com/7HmirOZdHG
— Alex Gill (@thealexgill) April 1, 2015
It belongs to the Nigerian Prince who sends all those emails obviously!? pic.twitter.com/0UE7TJHYl7
— Andy (@Manni89_) April 13, 2017
As you can imagine, Twitter couldn’t help itself and brought all the jokes:
#IveMadeAGrievousError I just wrote a check to a soft spoken Nigerian Prince
— Captain Findhorn (@CaptainFindhorn) April 18, 2017
guess I shoulda replied to the emails..? fuuk..hindsight
— Joey Oddessa ?? (@MMAOdds) April 16, 2017
Okay, okay, my credit card number is 4053 2311 3441 2211, so please do go ahead and release the funds to my bank account.
— Ottawa's Auld Lang Ross (@ottaross) April 16, 2017
Must be the home of the fabled Nigerian Prince we have heard about…
— Notminenotnownotever (@notminenotnow) April 16, 2017
When the Nigerian prince emails you and wants to share his millions but you don't respond because you think it's a scam ?? https://t.co/0ma0Hwp1gD
— David Lee Orr (@DavidLeeOrr) April 17, 2017
So that phone call from the Nigerian Prince wanting my social security was real?
— Richard Magner (@rmagdaddy) April 16, 2017
I have three bank accounts:
3. Nigerian prince money
— Jake Vig (@Jake_Vig) April 16, 2017
Well, we will have to find out. Investigations are ongoing.