A LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF SCAM MAILS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title page
Table of contents

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.0 Introduction
1.1 Background to the study
1.2 Statement of the problem
1.3 Justification for the study
1.4 Aims and objectives of the study
1.5 Significance of the study
1.6 Scope and limitations to the study
1.7 Conclusion

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW
2.0 Introduction
2.1 The concept of linguistics
2.2 Branches of linguistics
2.3 The concept of scam e-mail
2.4 The history of scam e-mail
2.5 Types of scam email
2.6 The Nigerian email scam
2.7 Conclusion

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3.0 Introduction
3.1 Research design
3.2 Sample and sampling technique
3.3 Research tools
3.4 Validity and reliability of tools
3.5 Method of data collection
3.6 Method of data analysis
3.7 Conclusion

CHAPTER FOUR:
4.0 Introduction
4.1 linguistic features of Nigerian scam email
4.2Presentation and analysis of collected data
4.3 Summary of findings
4.4 Conclusion
* Bibliography


CHAPTER ONE


1.0     INTRODUCTION


This chapter presents the general overview of this research work as well as its significance and statement of problems,and also possible solution to those problems as this study is aimed to achieve.


1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY

Scam mails are a form of financial fraud in which huge offers of money are made to people provided they pass on bank details and other personal information to the perpetrator.This kind of message presents us with a typical instance of globalized communication,they are produced in the margins of the world and sent to other places;they are electronically mediated;and they are written in varieties of world languages,mostly English.


Patterns in content include similar narratives involving vast sums of money to be transferred from the scammer’s home country with outside help and common persuasive strategies frequently involving apologies,flattery,attempts to intrigue,trust and religious feelings,while patterns in writing features include useof attention inducing buzz words like “urgent’’ and “secret’’ in subject headings


as well as in the letters themselves, and obvious nonnative English


grammar,mechanics and vocabulary errors.Inspite of the cruder elements of


these letters and worldwide efforts to fight the con artists sending


them,recipients  are  still  drawn  into  these  scams  in  large  numbers,losing  huge

sums of money every year.The best defense against them must still entail


comprehensive public education about the nature of this scam.


For now,it still seems likely that for every antiscam measure someone develops,scammers will devise a counter measure.Perhaps,then,preventing scam from reaching personal computers might better be treated as a secondary concern,the primary goal should infact be the education of netizens to recognize deceptive content,specious persuasive strategies,inaccurate and unfair stereotypes of a scam when they see them,ensuring that they will avoid becoming its next victim.

1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
In scam messages,authors claim particular identities and relationships,and have to do so using specific,generically regimented forms of communication.Investigating such forms yields a complex view of what it takes to communicate in a globalized environment,at least three different forms of communicative competence seem to be blended.first,authors require technological competence,the capacity.... 

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