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>I have a friend in the Secret Service who has worked on the Nigeria scam. He
>told me that the problem was that the crime was literally state sponsored,

You might want to be a little careful with an accusation like this. The 
scam might be eased on its way by bribes to corrupt individuals, but that 
doesn't mean it's done with government connivance. The people who were 
deported for scamming probably had the money to buy a phony passport 
either from a corrupt official or from a run-of-the-mill-forger. Which is 
not to say that some people in Nigeria's government aren't corrupt, just 
that it isn't fair to tar everyone with the same brush.

Christopher Wright P.E.    |"They couldn't hit an elephant from
chrisw(--nospam--at)        | this distance"   (last words of Gen.
___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)

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