Majority of people who engage in internet fraud are not really smart. They could easily be nailed, you can easily outsmart them too. They are not really intelligent. Most of them do not receive any form of structured coaching nor do they even have the patience to undergo serious training. The desire to make quick money is their biggest push. So they throw caution to the wind while engaging in their illicit trade. Read this experience below.
There is a familiar person from my village who seldom chat with me on Facebook. Whenever we chat, we talk about stuffs like people that really know each other. One day he asked me to help him with N500 MTN recharge card because he couldn’t buy it where he was. I’m older than him so he calls me brother, besides he is still a student so I was very much willing to grant his request especially as it was his first time of asking me.
Suspicion started when I asked for his phone number, He asked me to send it through Facebook without any convincing reason.(error 1). I told him I could not buy card, I could only transfer to him from my account.
He now sent a number, but another number that is not MTN (error 2). I pretended I didn’t see the number. After about an hour I called that number. After several unanswered calls, he called back with a voice and language that is different from that person I know (error 3) with a different number, his main line. (error 4).I ended the call.
He now called back with the very number he sent a while before (error 5), thereby confirming that I was right in tagging him a scammer.
At this point I went to truecaller to search for his identity and his second line came out as Rahina Aliyu Hajiya. Shortly thereafter, he changed the name of the Facebook account.
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