They Scammed me of N1.2m when I was Trying to Travel Abroad: Nigerian Man Shares Touching Story in Video

They Scammed me of N1.2m when I was Trying to Travel Abroad: Nigerian Man Shares Touching Story in Video

- A Nigerian man, Rexfunx, has said that relocating out of the country is not always the best option especially when one has a good job

- The man pleaded with Nigerians not to be in a rush to get out of the country as their imagined realities could be entirely different

- Using his life as an example, he said he was duped when he attempted to leave for the UK after he lost his job

PAY ATTENTION: is on a mission to support vulnerable children of Calabar – join the initiative on Patreon, let’s change more lives together!

A Nigerian man identified as Rexfunx has spoken about the terrible encounter he had when he was trying to get out of the country.

The man revealed that he had the sum of N1.3 million in his account when he was sacked. According to him, the agency he relied on to process his travel to the UK duped him of the sum of N1.2m.

Read also

Nigerian man becomes a university lecturer after years of being cattle herder, shares his story

In a video interview with Legit TV, the man advised Nigerians not to be so desperate in seeking greener pastures abroad, adding that it is not worth it.

I was scammed of N1.7m when I was trying to travel abroad - Nigerian man reveals touching story
The man said life abroad could be very hard when one is not prepared. Photos sources: Tommy Walker, Pau Barrena,
Source: Getty Images

Rexfunx, however, said if relocating becomes the last resort, then no Nigerian travel agency should be trusted because of their shady ways.

The Qatar immigrant said before a person leaves, they need to know what reality they would be meeting in their new country of residence.

He stated that if one has a good job in Nigeria, then there is no need of leaving the country, adding that he had to deal with racism.

Rexfunx asked people not to be fooled by the photos they see on social media, saying they are all fake.

The man said when he realised that only his first degree could not get him a good job, he had to go for more courses in Qatar.

Read also

I didn't really know my father - Barack Obama recounts his childhood

Watch the full interview below:

PAY ATTENTION: Download our mobile app to enjoy the latest news update

Meanwhile, earlier reported that a Nigerian man with the Twitter handle @MRBRIKILA1 said that he returned to the country after many years abroad to start all over.

The man revealed he came back with just a brick machine, adding that going back home was not an easy decision.

According to him, to start his block-making company, he was given a bushy location. After years of hard work, the man grew the business into a big one.


Joseph Omotayo writes for the human interest desk at He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University with a degree in Literature in English. He loves basketball and books. He tweets @omotayome.


Online view pixel