The evolution of digital scammers is a far cry from one of its earliest incarnates - the infamous ”Nigerian prince” con.
Over a decade ago, harrowed by the incessant, screeching pitches and beeps of AOL dial-up, you'd log in to your computer and find ”you've got mail” from a man claiming to be a descendant of royalty. He offers you a chunk of his ”great fortune”- but only if you fork over your bank account numbers for a ”seamless transference of funds.”
The Nigerian prince shtick . . .