You know those Nigerian email scams where someone emails you saying they have some sum of money they want you to hold in their bank account or something? Well, turns out- and maybe you know this – there’s an official term for this: 419 . It’s based on the title of the Nigerian law the scam violates. Thanks to friend of the blog Karen for telling me about this name (and the vide0 I Go Chop Your Dollar, which apparently was a big hit a few years back…). Seems appropriate for April Fool’s Day!