We've never been fortunate to fund our expensive gear with money from a generous Nigerian prince. When filmmaker Adam Grumbo met such a scammer online he decided to pay and hire him as a photographer and a videographer, and the results are quite interesting.
It's a real story. Adam Grumbo exposed a Nigerian young man named Tobi, who approached him pretending to be a hot girl from Denver. Instead of closing the browser, the filmmaker decided to hire him as a documentary photographer and videographer. Grumbo made the risk to make a wire transfer of $100 as a reward for documenting the local environment in the small town where Tobi lived. The young Nigerian did a short vlog, accompanied by pictures and video of his house interior and exterior, as well as the local market. As with every film, story is king. Regardless of the quality of the pictures and video, the visuals showing that part of the world speak way more beyond the technical execution.
Grumbo showed a great example of how he helped this young man by making him do something of a real value. What would you do next time when a Nigerian prince approaches you with a multi-zeroes amount of money?