The internet is a honey pot of information. No hyperbole. Often described as one of mankind’s greatest innovations yet, it is versatile, indispensible, invaluable and useful. This unfortunately also makes it a veritable tool for criminals. The media around the world is awash with stories of scams particularly those in which Nigerians have ripped foreigners of their monies. However, this piece will dwell on how to tell a scam email, what to do when you receive a scam email and how to avoid becoming a victim of scam emails allegedly known as “The Nigerian Crime”.