- A young Nigerian lady said she does not know what she was doing when she borrowed N600,000 from friends and sent it to a stranger
- The lady who added the borrowed sum to her N400,000 savings said she kept sending money to the man even after knowing he is a scammer
- Many Nigerians who commented on the thread had mixed reactions, while some said they have fallen for the same scam before
A Nigerian lady with the Twitter handle @wonuol_xxx has gone online to speak about how someone with the name scammed her.
She said that despite the fact that she has been trying not to pick up his call, she eventually answered out of frustration.
How he scammed me
@wonuola_xxx stated that despite the fact that she did not say ‘yes’ to his business proposal, she borrowed money from people, added it to her savings, and sent the man N1m.
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Talking about it online, the lady added she did not know what exactly came over her. She said she feels so stupid and helpless at the same time.
The lady with screenshots of the transaction asked both GTbank and Zenith bank to freeze the two accounts that were involved. She gave the details as:
"Sunday Anthony Osamaye 2415775643 Zenith Bank and Idoniye Taiye 0677731233 GT Bank."
I didn't know what I was doing
Sharing images of WhatsApp messages between them, the lady said:
“This man goes by the name “Mr Idris” and these are the messages. I don’t know what came over me. Even after calling him out as a scammer I still send more money. It truly was an out of body experience.”
The lady cried for help, saying she is trouble. Apart from the N600,000 she borrowed, the lady also gave the man the money her father asked her to give someone.
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According to her, the phone number that has been calling her was tracked to Rivers Rumepiricum.
See her thread below:
As at the time of writing this report, the post has gathered over 5,000 likes with hundreds of comments:
"You weren't jazzed, you fell for your own trick. How on earth will you invest on a stranger and a business you know nothing about. They will not find him and you will not get your money back. This should be a lesson and warning to anyone who wants to get rich fast."
"I believe this is a new method to scam people, mine was a video call today, after reading I just thank God I didn't fall victim."
"Hmmm, this thing has happened to me before. I lost some money but I realised what was happening fast. Can’t say it’s jazz or otherwise, but the technique is to say you can’t get your money till you send more, and bc you don’t want to lose, you send again. Hope you get it back tbh."
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"Am also a victim of this scammers. Mine was Norland investment. Same method they used for u. Saw the platform on my friends post on Facebook not knowing that my friend's Facebook account was hacked by the scammer. Since then, I don't pity those guys called yahoo boys."
Man exposed fraudster
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a young white man with the Twitter handle @kierannwood went online to narrate how a serial fraudster from Nigeria has been messing with people's Instagram accounts.
He sent screenshots of the messages they exchanged and their faces in a video call they had. In his direct message, the Nigerian man said the company he invested in is giving out £500 (N261,131.05) to five people.
To get the free money, the person has to answer a riddle that goes:
"An ex-policeman lost his house, his car and his girlfriend. WHAT DID HE LOSE FIRST?"