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* One vignette in ''TabletopGame/TranshumanSpace: Toxic Memes'' is a typical 419 e-mail, adjusted for the setting -- the sender claims to be the widow of the former head of state of Thailand, deposed after the Pacific War. It's followed by a message from the recipient's AI assisitant saying that the sender has been traced if he wants to report it.
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* ''Fanfic/TheBoltChronicles'': Subverted in “The Autobiography,” when a message from a Nigerian prince shows up in Penny’s email inbox. Penny deletes it, but it turns out the offer is genuine and she misses out on a big payday.


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* ''Film/LayerCake'': Jimmy Price lost his fortune in a far more elaborate version: a Foreign Minister from some unnamed African country came to the UK shopping for investors, boasting of the country's vast mineral reserves and promising huge returns. He didn't mention that the country's communist insurgents were poised to overthrow the current regime, so he just stashed all his gains in his SwissBankAccount and broke off all contact with his investors.


* ''Website/CollegeHumor'' did [[http://www.collegehumor.com/video/117084/gwammi-mufasta a sketch]] with the twist being that the Nigerian prince funds really were legit, only for the email to be deleted by a jaded college student.

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* ''Website/CollegeHumor'' did [[http://www.collegehumor.com/video/117084/gwammi-mufasta [[https://youtu.be/1Br6dK5yZQk a sketch]] with the twist being that the Nigerian prince funds really were legit, only for the email to be deleted by a jaded college student.

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* ''WesternAnimation/Ducktales2017'': According to WordOfGod, whenever [[BornLucky Gladstone Gander]] receives these emails, they turn out to be legitimate. "He has aided several real Deposed Nigerian Princes and Stranded Russian Astronauts and been handsomely rewarded for it."


Compare ClickbaitGag, a trope that parodies a later manipulative internet tactic meant to get make money off of people's gullibility.

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Compare ClickbaitGag, a trope that parodies a later manipulative internet tactic meant to get make money off of people's gullibility.

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* ''WebComic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'': [[https://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/scam "Scam"]] explains how claiming to be from Nigeria in these scams is a way to weed out potential non-stupid responders.

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* ''Yes Man'' by Danny Wallace (The book which inspired [[Film/YesMan the Jim Carrey film]] of the same name) has Danny being roped into such a scam, partly out of not recognising it as such and partly because the premise of the book is that he's under a self-imposed obligation to say "yes" to any offer he receives from a stranger. Fortunately, he tells one of his friends about it before he wires any money or shares any of his details, and the friend helps him turn the tables on the scammer.


* ''Series/JudgeJudy'' sadly deals with people who have been scammed, even into 2019. One example is where a contractor (the defendant) was asked to rebuild a driveway for the owner of a house. However, the contractor was the victim of a scammer who was asking for the driveway to be rebuilt. One huge red flag that should have tipped them off the defendant was that the scammer asked to be wired $300 before paying the defendant $6,000. The defendant not only lost $300 but went over to the plaintiff's house to do the contracting work, destroying part of the driveway before the real home owner (the plaintiff) came and stopped them. The plaintiff was suing the defendant for rebuilding the driveway. Judge Judy could hardly get though the case without laughing the whole time over how stupid the defendant was and awarded the plaintiff the money to rebuild the driveway.

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* ''Series/JudgeJudy'' sadly deals with people who have been scammed, even into 2019. One example is where a contractor (the defendant) was asked to rebuild a driveway for the owner of a house. However, the contractor was the victim of a scammer who was asking for the driveway to be rebuilt. One huge red flag that should have tipped them off the defendant was that the scammer asked to be wired $300 before paying the defendant $6,000. The defendant not only lost $300 but went over to the plaintiff's house to do the contracting work, destroying part of the driveway before the real home owner (the plaintiff) came and stopped them. The plaintiff was suing the defendant for rebuilding the driveway. Judge Judy could hardly get though the case without laughing the whole time over how stupid the defendant was and awarded the plaintiff the money to rebuild the driveway.


* ''Series/JudgeJudy'': Judge Judy sadly deals with people who have been scammed, even into 2019. One example is where a contractor (the defendant) was asked to rebuild a driveway for the owner of a house. However, the contractor was the victim of a scammer who was asking for the driveway to be rebuilt. One huge red flag that should have tipped them off the defendant was that the scammer asked to be wired $300 before paying the defendant $6,000. The defendant not only lost $300 but went over to the plaintiff's house to do the contracting work, destroying part of the driveway before the real home owner (the plaintiff) came and stopped them. The plaintiff was suing the defendant for rebuilding the driveway. Judge Judy could hardly get though the case without laughing the whole time over how stupid the defendant was and awarded the plaintiff the money to rebuild the driveway.

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* ''Series/JudgeJudy'': Judge Judy ''Series/JudgeJudy'' sadly deals with people who have been scammed, even into 2019. One example is where a contractor (the defendant) was asked to rebuild a driveway for the owner of a house. However, the contractor was the victim of a scammer who was asking for the driveway to be rebuilt. One huge red flag that should have tipped them off the defendant was that the scammer asked to be wired $300 before paying the defendant $6,000. The defendant not only lost $300 but went over to the plaintiff's house to do the contracting work, destroying part of the driveway before the real home owner (the plaintiff) came and stopped them. The plaintiff was suing the defendant for rebuilding the driveway. Judge Judy could hardly get though the case without laughing the whole time over how stupid the defendant was and awarded the plaintiff the money to rebuild the driveway.

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* ''Series/JudgeJudy'': Judge Judy sadly deals with people who have been scammed, even into 2019. One example is where a contractor (the defendant) was asked to rebuild a driveway for the owner of a house. However, the contractor was the victim of a scammer who was asking for the driveway to be rebuilt. One huge red flag that should have tipped them off the defendant was that the scammer asked to be wired $300 before paying the defendant $6,000. The defendant not only lost $300 but went over to the plaintiff's house to do the contracting work, destroying part of the driveway before the real home owner (the plaintiff) came and stopped them. The plaintiff was suing the defendant for rebuilding the driveway. Judge Judy could hardly get though the case without laughing the whole time over how stupid the defendant was and awarded the plaintiff the money to rebuild the driveway.


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