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They are also made to work the company unpaid as a form of "training". Persuasively imagining life on the other end of the emails that clog up spam filters worldwide, Faraday Okoro's Nigerian Prince gets to know one Lagos-based swindler through the eyes of an American relative who's forced to rely on him. Many scams involve online sales, such as those advertised on websites such as Craigslist and eBay , or property rental. Please fill out this field with valid email address. United Press International. In his feature debut, American director Faraday Okoro seems to know his way around both the place his story is set and the people who inhabit it, offering a film that feels authentic but should be wholly accessible to auds who pay far more attention to American indies than Nollywood imports.
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An advance-fee scam is a form of fraud and one of the most common types of confidence tricks. The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, in return for a small up-front payment, which the fraudster. An advance-fee scam is a form of fraud and one of the most common types of confidence tricks. Yet other variants have involved mention of a Nigerian prince or other member of a royal family seeking to transfer large sums of money out of.
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The sender, who claims to be a government official or member of a royal family, requests assistance in transferring millions of dollars of excess money out of Nigeria and promises to pay the person for his or her help. BBBs advise people to be leery of the following: Beneficiary of a will: An e-mail claims that you are the named beneficiary in a will, to inherit an estate worth a million or more.
Your personal financial information is needed to "prove" that you are the beneficiary and to speed the transfer of your inheritance. Bogus cashier checks: People who have advertised an item for sale on the Internet are contacted by an interested buyer from Africa or another country, who sends a counterfeit cashier check or international money order for an amount much larger than the asking price.
In his feature debut, American director Faraday Okoro seems to know his way around both the place his story is set and the people who inhabit it, offering a film that feels authentic but should be wholly accessible to auds who pay far more attention to American indies than Nollywood imports. Antonio J. Bell plays Eze, the U. A teen with no interest in his heritage he has even transformed his exotic name, calling himself "Easy" , he's being sent by his mother to visit her homeland by himself, staying with his aunt Grace Tina Mba.
Had he known what his Aunty's home is like, Easy probably would have had to be put on the airplane by force: Grace has one bed that he'll have to share with her; has no shower and intermittent electricity; and doesn't have an internet connection. We get the feeling he's pretty sullen to begin with, but after getting the lay of the land, Easy turns all his energy toward sulking. And that's before he learns his mother has cancelled his return ticket, intending to teach him some life lessons with an indefinite stay.