American sources warn of the danger of accepting any invitation to visit Nigeria offered by these villains.
They have been known to manufacture exit problems so that the mark can be pressured to hand over money as a condition of being allowed to leave Nigeria.
Update - 9th of february 2016 - Springer Publication Estimating search engine index size variability: a 9-year longitudinal study For further reading please consult this paper, published in Scientometrics in 2016, describing our method in more detail.
Notes No countings have taken place for the following dates: 7th of July till the 7th of August 2006.
The figure reported at the top of the page refers to the GB estimation.
The size of the index of a search engine is estimated on the basis of a method that combines word frequencies obtained in a large offline text collection (corpus), and search counts returned by the engines.
As well as trying to fool you into paying an advance fee, they will use your personal information to clone your identity and try to access your accounts (or use your identity in a credit card fraud). Kamelo David representing the "Ministry" is asking permission to transfer over 30 million dollars to your personal/business account. Check it out while you can for a typical example of the "banking" websites to which potential fraud victims are directed. It's got to be FX Finance has (had) a website which publishes a London address, but strangely both the street name and the postcode seem to be invented!
Looks like the Amsterdam police missed one in their recent raids! I notice that the registrant of the domain name uses an American address and an anonymous e-mail contact address. Standardtrust Securities, 14/16 Wellington street, Birmingham United Kingdom. Since this note first appeared the street name has been corrected but there is still no building number (and guys - Berkely Street is not in the W1J postcode area! Could there be any relationship between this august financial institution and the advance fee fraud criminals?
If Google says that it found 'the' in 14.100.000.000 webpages, an estimated size of the Google's total index would be 23.633.010.000.The overlap between the indices of two search engines is estimated by daily overlap counts of URLs returned in the top-10 by the engines that were returned in a sufficiently large number of random word queries. 14th of november 2015 till the 11th of januari 2016.The words were randomly drawn from the DMOZ background corpus. British Investment Trust Bank" which (had) a website which talks about customer security and uses pictures of tourist sites in London to underline its respectability and status. As of 18th July '03, both of these websites are unavailable.Strangely enough, this "bank" does not feel able to publish its correct address. We must thank both British and American enforcement agencies for their rapid reaction.From the sum of these estimations, an estimated overlap between these search engines is subtracted.