Monthly Archives: October 2016

Sex is a taboo in the Arab world

One night a young Palestinian man living abroad fell victim to an online scam, involving a web camera and a beautiful woman. Here Samir (not his real name) tells the story of how he was trapped – and below the BBC’s Reda el Mawy visits the Moroccan boomtown where many of the scammers are based. […]

I went to Nigeria to meet the man who scammed me!

An internet romance scam took an unexpected turn, writes Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani. When Maria Grette first discovered that the 58-year-old Danish man with whom she had fallen in love was actually a 24-year-old Nigerian “419” internet scammer, the 62-year-old Swede was distraught. But, soon, her feelings changed. “The most terrible thing was not that he […]