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For this I spoke to a number of these “yahoo-boys”.Internet fraud is organised along areas of specialisation to make a success of the deviant behaviour.
Many of these fraudsters – dubbed “yahoo-boys” – have become filthy rich. In April 2012, Olasaidi Dare, an undergraduate of the Olabisi Onabanjo University in Ago-Iwoye, was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for an attempt to obtain money under false pretences in a cyber-café.They see internet fraud as a creative outlet in a country like Nigeria.Hitherto, internet fraud was carried out at public cafés.The fraudsters carry out their attacks mostly on weekends and mostly outside the state where the account is domiciled. This means victims will be unable to ask their banks to stop illegal transactions on their accounts until Monday morning, when the banks open for business, even though they receive debit alerts over the weekend.Informal networks are vital to the young scamsters’ success.Noticing What Isn't Right Engaging in Conversation Meeting the Person Community Q&A For most of us, finding love on the internet can be a gift from heaven.
For others, however, it can be a life-ruining decision – leaving us penniless, heartbroken and with many more problems heading our way.
The only way to avoid an online romance scam is to be aware of their occurrences and also to know how to spot them before they begin.
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But if it is in Nigeria, I look for people who live in places like Port Harcourt, Abuja [luxury suburbs].
I always posed to them as a big man who needed a wife.
A third-year student said to me: I started online fraud in my second semester of 100 level [a session comprised of two academic semesters in Nigerian universities] as an impostor via online dating.