Tony Hung has a post that is worth keeping in mind if you are approached by someone wanting to place display or text advertising on your blog – it looks like Nigerian Email Scammers are targeting site owners with offers to buy advertising. They send them a check (a bad one) as payment that is for an amount higher than the agreed value of the deal and when they ask for a refund the site owner is left out of pocket. Tony has the full details.
* just an apology to our Nigerian friends, some of whom have been hurt by this post. I bounced this post off another blogger’s use of the term – I don’t believe that Tony did so with any racist intent (nor did I) but used it as a descriptive term that would mean something to many about the type of fraud described rather than who was behind it. As a result I’ve changed the title of this post to include ‘Nigerian’ in quotes which I hope helps some. I’ve written a little more in comments below. – Note, this changes the URL of this post.