Man Dubiously Collects Money from Grandma to Buy 'Ringing Tone' for Her Phone, Video Stirs Reactions

Man Dubiously Collects Money from Grandma to Buy 'Ringing Tone' for Her Phone, Video Stirs Reactions

  • A young Nigerian man has shared a video of his grandmother giving money to him to fix her phone
  • The young man confessed that he lied to the elderly woman that her 'ringing tone' got finished and he needed to buy new ones
  • Social media users reacted massively to the video with many tackling the young man for duping his grandmother

A Nigerian man has exposed the cunning method he used in collecting money from his grandmother.

According to the young man, he asked his grandmother to send money for him to purchase 'ringing tone'.

Man dubiously collects money from grandma
Man collects money from grandma to buy 'ringing tone' Photo credit: @adamofori/TikTok.
Source: TikTok

Man shares experience with grandma

The young man identified as @adamofori on the TikTok app said he intentionally put his grandmother's phone on silent.

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After putting it on silent, he lied to his grandmother that he needed funds to buy new ringing tones and she presented him with cash.

In his words:

"I put my grandma phone on silent and I told her that her phones ringing tone has finished. She should give me money to buy another one."

Reactions as man dupes his grandmother

Social media users stormed the comments section on TikTok to react to the video.

@Queenmother said:

"I once remove my grandmother's phone from flight mode, she told everyone in the neighbourhood that I can repair a phone."

@Im~Prysy~ commented:

"My grandfather went to MTN office with his yam phone to change his ringing tone. I was shocked when he came back to tell me this."

@maame Akua said:

"That's the same way my younger brother was using our granny's airtime and tell her to buy airtime else the phone will stop working. May her soul rest in peace."

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@Suhuyini said:

"My grandmother was blind at times she will asked me to borrow her money to go to her business trip I will give her papers and when she get money she pay me back."

@Hammer Logistics wrote:

"I once asked my grandmother where her charger. She said my mum didn't add a charger to the phone. I asked her where is the phone ROBE and she said it's in the room."

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