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Shell's U.S. shale woes are no match for oil bandits in Africa

To many, Nigeria's claim to fame has nothing to do with its role as a major oil producer. It's better known as the country of origin for an elaborate online fraud that starts with a polite email from a "barrister." For oil and gas companies operating in Nigeria, the email scams targeting unsuspecting Americans provide a tiny window into the industry's daily operational challenges.

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