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“There is this boy in Kaduna [a city in northern Nigeria] who made over 2 million naira” last year on 419 scams, Danjuma says.“And he is not even 18.” The two fraudsters make most of their money duping fellow Nigerians.
Though they lie for a living, Sheye insisted, “We are telling you the fact and the truth.” Sheye and Danjuma have a name for the advance-fee email scams, in which victims agree to to send money to a stranger, banking on the promise of love or fast money.Tired of having excess body fat, belly fat or covering that embarrassing stretch mark?and you are worried about entering 2018 not looking sexy This is a sponsored post... (They insist that tricking people is not the same as stealing.“We don’t thief,” Danjuma says.) They told me about one elaborate scam, called (or “Let’s go” in Igbo, one of the languages spoken in Nigeria), that they occasionally pull on their countrymen.He put himself through college, and after working as a Nigerian soap opera actor and door-to-door men’s clothing salesman, he clawed his way into journalism.
Before that, he used to hang out with nomadic cow-herding kids, children who sell bottled water by the roadside, and budding scam artists.
Nigerians aren’t the only ones committing international advance fee fraud, but nearly one-fifth of all such scams originate in the West African country.
The scams often involve phony lottery winnings, job offers, and inheritance notices.
Maybe…you need a black man,” he says, his down-sloping eyes very serious.
At that point, the scammer will start to “give [the victim] a process,” promising to come visit her, but asking for money to take care of a few things first: “My car has problem,” or “My father is in Italy.
Yes, Nigerian scam artists, like the ones who send you emails purporting to be from an African prince who will pay you to help him move $3 million into your country, and all you have to do is give him your bank account number.