The novel creates another scene, to make a scammer a victim and a victim a scammer
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The novel is entitled "The Scam Traders" chosen for the dealing that it portrays.
The novel tells the story of Fanny Analbaly, who struggles to complete his university education, optimistic that he will secure a white-collar job in the city.
The return of Fanny's stepfather from the U.S.A. generates a lot of controversy. He is gunned down a few days after he arrives home, and $40,000.00 is stolen from him.
Fanny's uncle sends him to the city of Lagos Nigeria, to visit his son James, and find work. But James has left Nigeria for Amsterdam.
Dom, James's friend, gives Fanny a job in his business, the Beach Venture Ltd. Fanny is taught the scam business, makes his first hit and is initiated into the "Blue Closed Club" family.
The months and years that follow, Fanny makes big hits and eventually starts his own business.
This novel explains how the advance fee fraud is executed based on both the testimonies of victims and perpetuators. It exposes the cunning of the perpetuators and the greed of the victims.
The advance fee fraud is believed to have originated in West Africa during the 1970s, otherwise called the 419 scam after the Nigeria criminal code. It has spread throughout other parts of the world in spite of warnings by various security agents
Decius: Never fear that: that unicorns may be betray'd with trees, And bears with glasses, elephants with holes, lions with toils and men with flatterers.
But when I tell him he hates flatterers, He says he does, being then most flattered.
Let me work; for I can give his humour the true bent,
And I will bring him to the Capitol.
Casius: "Nay we will all of us be there to fetch him."
William Shakespeare-Julius Caesar