Spam Scams Africa's City of Cyber Gangsters

You know that annoying spam in your inbox offering you a fantasic business opportunity? It was probably sent from Lagos. The chaotic and crumbling Nigerian city is widely considered the world's leading location for Internet-based scam artists. They've already defrauded victims -- mostly from rich western countries -- of millions.
Nigeria's new Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Nigeria's new Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Foto: THOMAS GRABKA
Lagos is Africa's second-largest city and home to over 10 million people.

Lagos is Africa's second-largest city and home to over 10 million people.

Foto: THOMAS GRABKA
Anietie Akpan at work in Lagos.

Anietie Akpan at work in Lagos.

Foto: Thomas Grabka