Nigeria facebook dating scams
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.
But Michael* also grew up a “street boy,” meaning he was able to make fast friends in the slum villages and farming communities we visited.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 million into your country, and all you have to do is give him your bank account number.I told Michael I wanted to interview his scammer friends. But I figured I’d be doing a public service by distracting the scammers from conning old folks for a couple hours.(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 knows if he meets “a Saudi Arabia person,” he’s in luck.“They don’t know what to do with money.” “Whenever we want to fraud somebody, we will know what you are worth,” Danjuma says. ” Even “how much you have in your account.” They glean all this information just by developing a tight relationship with the dupe.Maybe…you need a black man,” he says, his down-sloping eyes very serious.