Are finally getting their royal accommodations.
An Interpol-led operation code-named Killer Bee has led to the arrest and conviction of a Nigerian man who was said to have used a remote access trojan (RAT) to reroute financial transactions and steal corporate credentials. Two suspected accomplices were also nabbed. The trio, aged between 31 and 38, were detained as part of …
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I had one English boss abroad who always had financial trackers on his screen rather than work stuff. It was a good strategy, gave the impression of competence and control. , and he was nice, smart and able. Then he started talking about how he was building a yacht in Nigeria with a local called Happy, which stunk to high heaven. "So you are paying and he is building - I don't believe that." I cut myself off from, "you'd fall for that." He replied, "I've met him. He really is called Happy, and he really is happy." I bet he was. So your boss, a nice guy, a smart guy, obviously getting ripped off, what do you do?
There was a BBC World Service story about a study that left-handed people were worse at detecting liars. He was left-handed so I mentioned it to him in humour. He said he didn't believe that was true, and I joked that's because he is left-handed. I shouldn't have been so diplomatic, I should have just said that yacht sounds like a scam. Instead from then on he distrusted everything I said. I can guarantee you though, we both have no yachts.
My mum passes frequent Indian telephone scammers across to me when I'm with her. Pretending to be Virgin Media the guy asked me to check out the lights, which was fine so I asked to speak to his manager. She was spiel, so I asked her to stop talking for a moment so I could. "Are you telling me to shut up? No, you shut up, YOU SHUT UP, YOU SHUT UP"
"Tough day in the scam call-centre, eh? "
I used to feel bad for distrusting Indian accents. It's not a dig at Virgin, same thing when mum was with Sky, scammers list. I would pay more for an internet service consisting of only Glaswegian, Newcastle or Liverpudlian accents. I did a help desk contract in Europe and Germans in particular would be so happy to hear my accent. "Oh, you are Scottish, so honest and trustworthy."
"Aye, well, me personally, yes, but don't trust any Scottish princes. "