Nigerian scam

He does not appear to be Nigerian or a prince.
In fact, "This American Life" produced a story in 2008 on a group of people who made a Nigerian scammer travel 1,400 miles
Instead of receiving a spam email from an ambiguous prince who urgently needs the help of a complete stranger, this scam claims to be from a desperate friend trapped in a strange foreign hotel.
A final year student of the Department of Survey and Geo-Informatics Engineering, University of Lagos, Mr. Lawal Adekunle