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Someone Inside The Heart Of Surulere Trying To Con A Typical Lagos Boy by hortongate(m): 4:59pm On Sep 14, 2007
Na wao. Since it's becoming increasingly difficult daily to achieve international scams from Nigeria, these bad boys now target their own brothers.
I received a mail yesterday purportedly sent by a girl i met in London about two years ago through a friend. The strange thing was that we hadn't communicated in any way at all in all this time. Below is the sequence of mails between "her" and me:

HELLO
HOW ARE YOU DOING? I WANT YOU TO KEEP THIS
CONFIDENTIAL BETWEEN BOTH OF US, I KNOW THAT I CAN PUT
MY TRUST IN YOU ON THIS. PLEASE DO NOT LET ME DOWN.
RIGHT NOW I AM IN AFRICA, NIGERIA. I CAME HERE ON A
TRIP TO SEE A FRIEND AND WHEN I GOT HERE I LOST MY
WALLET CONTAINING THE ADRESS OF MY FRIEND AND HIS
CONTACT PHONE NUMBER, ALONG WITH MY ATM CARD AND OTHER
VALUABLES.
SO RIGHT NOW I DO NOT EVEN HAVE ANY MONEY ON ME . I AM
STAYING IN A HOTEL NOW , AND THE MANAGER IS ALREADY
RANTING OVER HIS MONEY AND AS TIME GOES BY THE BILLS
ARE INCREASING.
I WOULD WANT YOU TO LOAN ME $2000. I PROMISE TO PAY
YOU BACK AS SOON AS I GET BACK , I
WOULD WANT YOU TO HELP SEND THE MONEY VIA WESTERN
UNION . GET BACK AT ME ASAP.
HOPE TO READ FROM YOU,

I laughed when i did the conversion. Then i called London and confirmed the girl was there, then i replied:

Hi, long time. How did all this happen?
Anyway, you're my friend and i'm sure you'll do same
for me. I'm willing to give you $3,000 i guess you
might just need extra money.
Unfortunately i'm in SA now for a course so you'll
have to wait a few extra days to allow the money get
to you from here. I'll need your details, i wonder why
you didn't include any not even a number.
So,ill expect your mail. Take care.
N.B You remember that friend of yours, what's her name
again? i think i saw her recently.

Notice i chipped in a question and also made "her" comfortable by offering an extra $1,000. I was beant on leading "her" on for as long as possible before setting a lunch meeting with the EFCC. ( Got to go out now. To be continued)
Re: Someone Inside The Heart Of Surulere Trying To Con A Typical Lagos Boy by naijacutee(f): 6:00pm On Sep 14, 2007
*Subscribes to this channel*

Please keep us updated!!! grin
Re: Someone Inside The Heart Of Surulere Trying To Con A Typical Lagos Boy by hortongate(m): 6:19pm On Sep 17, 2007
Sorry people for the long break. If i may proceed, "she" replies me srill not sure if i wasmale or femal and of course evading my question. "Her" mail":

Hello dear , yeah long time , hope you are good , i knew i could count on you to help out here. you should use western union to send it, i sure would pay you as soon as i get home. i should be able to recieve it immediately here at the western union office.

here are the details that you would need to help send the money through western union to me .

NAME: ,

CITY: SURULERE

STATE: LAGOS

COUNTRY: NIGERIA

ZIP  CODE: 23401

Hope to read from you asap, with the info that i would need to have the money picked up here and the amount sent, also include the amount it cost you to wire the money , ok
i sure will make it up to you in due time.

Thanks

I'm biding time, strecthing the silly guy. So i replied with a new mail that would have set him grining from ear to ear:

Hey what's up,
Good to know you're still there and your hotel manager
hasn't bungled you out.
O.k I'll let you know as soon as i do it later on
today. meanwhile which hotel are you in Surulere. I
could ask a friend to check up on you at least you'll
have company.
What's your address over there, have your folks
relocated, where are they now and i'm eager to
remember your friend's name.

Just relax o.k. It's no longer an emergency. I'll sort
you.
Take care.

I send another mail before he replies to re-assure him that i was working on itand he had caught a fool:

Hi,
Na wao, sending money to Nigeria is harder than making
the money itself. These guys want to know the exact
form of identification you'll use. Prefereably your
passport but my fear is that you've lost it too. I
hope you have it. Please include the number.
SA is 2 hours ahead and the banks are closing now so
send it quickly for tomorrow.
Cheers

And "she" replies:

Hi sweety ,
well, we thank God that i still have my passport with me , ok thats what i will use to get the money picked up , let them know that its an international passport , ok , you just keep me updated , and let me have the MTCN Number and other info that i would need to get the money picked up at the western union here ,

Thanks.

Was i surprised that "she" still had a passport? NO WAY! Imagine the guy calling me sweety, apparently just discovering he's dealing with a man.

DAY 2
This morning, i was hoping the guy would be paying a coutesy call on Ribadu. I was making calls to the EFFC office in Lgos but typical of civil servants in Naija on Fridays', the phone rang endlessly. While i was assumed the job of a phone operator, i sent this mail:

Luck you girl i've sent it-$3,000.
CONTOL NUMBER: 1122347484
Test Question: who's the man
Answer: you

I'm sure this would do. Let me know if you require
anything else.
Cheers.

At this point though, i was sure the guy knew he had been busted because the true owner of the box had sent this mail around which he had been sent and knew i must have received. This is the mail from the original account owner:

Subject: FW: I AM NOT IN NIGERIA, I DON'T HAVE ANY EMERGENCY. PLS DON"T SEND MONEY TO ANYONE.

Dear All,
If you receive this email below, please note IT IS NOT FROM ME. IT'S 419. Someone has hacked into my account and changed my password and locked me out of my yahoo account. Please note again. I DID NOT SEND THE EMAIL BELOW. Please pass this on to anyone I might have missed.

 thank you
,

HELLO
HOW ARE YOU DOING? I WANT YOU TO KEEP THIS
CONFIDENTIAL BETWEEN BOTH OF US, I KNOW THAT I CAN PUT
MY TRUST IN YOU ON THIS. PLEASE DO NOT LET ME DOWN.
RIGHT NOW I AM IN AFRICA, NIGERIA. I CAME HERE ON A
TRIP TO SEE A FRIEND AND WHEN I GOT HERE I LOST MY
WALLET CONTAINING THE ADRESS OF MY FRIEND AND HIS
CONTACT PHONE NUMBER, ALONG WITH MY ATM CARD AND OTHER
VALUABLES.
SO RIGHT NOW I DO NOT EVEN HAVE ANY MONEY ON ME . I AM
STAYING IN A HOTEL NOW , AND THE MANAGER IS ALREADY
RANTING OVER HIS MONEY AND AS TIME GOES BY THE BILLS
ARE INCREASING.
I WOULD WANT YOU TO LOAN ME $2000. I PROMISE TO PAY
YOU BACK AS SOON AS I GET BACK , I
WOULD WANT YOU TO HELP SEND THE MONEY VIA WESTERN
UNION . GET BACK AT ME ASAP.
HOPE TO READ FROM YOU,

And so the stroy ends. The guy would hate me more for the security question- (who's the man?) I am the man after all.

A word of advice please: Alter or better yet change your password and pin no. immediately you suspect someone knows it. I think it's safe to do that regularly. I've changed my password.

Please remain vigilant.
Cheers.
Re: Someone Inside The Heart Of Surulere Trying To Con A Typical Lagos Boy by pilas: 6:53pm On Sep 18, 2007
na wa. grin
Re: Someone Inside The Heart Of Surulere Trying To Con A Typical Lagos Boy by Siena(m): 9:20am On Nov 11, 2007
@ hortongate: That was excellent! We need more scambaiters like you. I should imagine that 419er is cursing you like mad! grin
Re: Someone Inside The Heart Of Surulere Trying To Con A Typical Lagos Boy by chuckdee4(m): 12:36pm On Nov 27, 2007
@ hortongate i loved the way u played the fool, if only the silly EFCC had been on the job this fool could have been caught and used to set an example. If quite a few scammers were exposed like this, a lot of people would think b4 scamming others
Re: Someone Inside The Heart Of Surulere Trying To Con A Typical Lagos Boy by Dis Guy: 8:55pm On Nov 27, 2007
Nice set up hortongate

next time ask the tosser exactly what bank/agent he is going to pick the money from and what time fi possible so you can get him on camera- say cheese grin
Re: Someone Inside The Heart Of Surulere Trying To Con A Typical Lagos Boy by okachi: 1:15am On Feb 27, 2008
hii guy i get ur mail true bt de stof u need no dey even i need dat kin of a thing.Byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee I love U. take care.
Re: Someone Inside The Heart Of Surulere Trying To Con A Typical Lagos Boy by ksmallsz(m): 9:00pm On Aug 04, 2008
THE GUY THAT POSTED THIS IS N HANDICAPPED AND PARALYSED MOTHER'MAGA" WHY WOULD HE POST SUCH AND EXPECT US READERS TO LAUGH AND ROLL ON THE FLOOR WHEN WE ALL KNOW IT'S FILLED ITH LIES TRYING TO GET OUR ATTENTION AND THINKING HE CAN DISGRACE NIGERIA/AFRICA/ THE BEST COUNTRY/CONTINENT STAY IN UK AND SEE IF WHITE WON'T KILL YOU OR EVEN GIVE YOU 0.5£ POUNDS STERLING, THE WEATHER EVEN DAMAGES YOUR SKIN AS AN AFRICAN, ONE OUT OF 25 REASONS I KNOW YOU LIED THAT MESSAGE PARTICULAR FIRST WAS THE CURRENCY THE GIRL REQUESTED, £$? UK£ US$ HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH, TRY SOME OTHER AND I MIGHT LAUGH THEN.
Re: Someone Inside The Heart Of Surulere Trying To Con A Typical Lagos Boy by sunnykiss(m): 7:12pm On Aug 06, 2008
:PTHIS IS WHAT I CALL LOCAL grin
Re: Someone Inside The Heart Of Surulere Trying To Con A Typical Lagos Boy by gabe_logan(m): 12:28pm On Aug 11, 2008
ksmallsz:

THE GUY THAT POSTED THIS IS N HANDICAPPED AND PARALYSED MOTHER'MAGA" WHY WOULD HE POST SUCH AND EXPECT US READERS TO LAUGH AND ROLL ON THE FLOOR WHEN WE ALL KNOW IT'S FILLED ITH LIES TRYING TO GET OUR ATTENTION AND THINKING HE CAN DISGRACE NIGERIA/AFRICA/ THE BEST COUNTRY/CONTINENT STAY IN UK AND SEE IF WHITE WON'T KILL YOU OR EVEN GIVE YOU 0.5£ POUNDS STERLING, THE WEATHER EVEN DAMAGES YOUR SKIN AS AN AFRICAN, ONE OUT OF 25 REASONS I KNOW YOU LIED THAT MESSAGE PARTICULAR FIRST WAS THE CURRENCY THE GIRL REQUESTED, £$? UK£ US$ HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH, TRY SOME OTHER AND I MIGHT LAUGH THEN.

are you high or on crack? which one?
Re: Someone Inside The Heart Of Surulere Trying To Con A Typical Lagos Boy by c33b33(m): 4:15pm On Aug 12, 2008
lma0!The guy is high!
Re: Someone Inside The Heart Of Surulere Trying To Con A Typical Lagos Boy by lagerwhenindoubt(m): 12:52am On Dec 12, 2008
my neighbour upstairs and side stairs are yahoo boys, successful ones too.
my main problem now is that they have upgraded to yahoo+ (yahoo+Juju)
Surulere is a den of yahooboyz and they are desparate
Re: Someone Inside The Heart Of Surulere Trying To Con A Typical Lagos Boy by olugbon01(m): 8:32pm On Sep 22, 2009
lagerwhenindoubt:

my main problem now is that they have upgraded to yahoo+ (yahoo+Juju)
Surulere is a den of yahooboyz and they are desparate


YAHOO + JUJU = YAHOO EXTRA OR YAHOO PLUS
wink cheesy grin grin grin grin
Re: Someone Inside The Heart Of Surulere Trying To Con A Typical Lagos Boy by Dis Guy: 1:57pm On Sep 23, 2009
Na Wa O

My cousin said he saw someone sitting on a tortoise in the cybercafe!!!! shocked shocked
Re: Someone Inside The Heart Of Surulere Trying To Con A Typical Lagos Boy by olugbon01(m): 7:33pm On Oct 03, 2009
So it has gotten to that extent?
Re: Someone Inside The Heart Of Surulere Trying To Con A Typical Lagos Boy by TOYOSI20(f): 4:33am On Oct 04, 2009
. . . . .oh woah!. . . .the prey has now become the predator of a more sinister kind! tongue
Re: Someone Inside The Heart Of Surulere Trying To Con A Typical Lagos Boy by donjon: 1:48pm On Oct 07, 2009
Se juju dey work 4 whitie body?
Re: Someone Inside The Heart Of Surulere Trying To Con A Typical Lagos Boy by whiteroses(f): 11:28pm On Jul 14, 2010
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Re: Someone Inside The Heart Of Surulere Trying To Con A Typical Lagos Boy by gulfer: 9:17am On Jun 15, 2012
hortongate: Sorry people for the long break. If i may proceed, "she" replies me srill not sure if i wasmale or femal and of course evading my question. "Her" mail":

Hello dear , yeah long time , hope you are good , i knew i could count on you to help out here. you should use western union to send it, i sure would pay you as soon as i get home. i should be able to recieve it immediately here at the western union office.

here are the details that you would need to help send the money through western union to me .

NAME: ,

CITY: SURULERE

STATE: LAGOS

COUNTRY: NIGERIA

ZIP  CODE: 23401

Hope to read from you asap, with the info that i would need to have the money picked up here and the amount sent, also include the amount it cost you to wire the money , ok
i sure will make it up to you in due time.

Thanks

I'm biding time, strecthing the silly guy. So i replied with a new mail that would have set him grining from ear to ear:

Hey what's up,
Good to know you're still there and your hotel manager
hasn't bungled you out.
O.k I'll let you know as soon as i do it later on
today. meanwhile which hotel are you in Surulere. I
could ask a friend to check up on you at least you'll
have company.
What's your address over there, have your folks
relocated, where are they now and i'm eager to
remember your friend's name.

Just relax o.k. It's no longer an emergency. I'll sort
you.
Take care.

I send another mail before he replies to re-assure him that i was working on itand he had caught a fool:

Hi,
Na wao, sending money to Nigeria is harder than making
the money itself. These guys want to know the exact
form of identification you'll use. Prefereably your
passport but my fear is that you've lost it too. I
hope you have it. Please include the number.
SA is 2 hours ahead and the banks are closing now so
send it quickly for tomorrow.
Cheers

And "she" replies:

Hi sweety ,
well, we thank God that i still have my passport with me , ok thats what i will use to get the money picked up , let them know that its an international passport , ok , you just keep me updated , and let me have the MTCN Number and other info that i would need to get the money picked up at the western union here ,

Thanks.

Was i surprised that "she" still had a passport? NO WAY! Imagine the guy calling me sweety, apparently just discovering he's dealing with a man.

DAY 2
This morning, i was hoping the guy would be paying a coutesy call on Ribadu. I was making calls to the EFFC office in Lgos but typical of civil servants in Naija on Fridays', the phone rang endlessly. While i was assumed the job of a phone operator, i sent this mail:

Luck you girl i've sent it-$3,000.
CONTOL NUMBER: 1122347484
Test Question: who's the man
Answer: you

I'm sure this would do. Let me know if you require
anything else.
Cheers.

At this point though, i was sure the guy knew he had been busted because the true owner of the box had sent this mail around which he had been sent and knew i must have received. This is the mail from the original account owner:

Subject: FW: I AM NOT IN NIGERIA, I DON'T HAVE ANY EMERGENCY. PLS DON"T SEND MONEY TO ANYONE.

Dear All,
If you receive this email below, please note IT IS NOT FROM ME. IT'S 419. Someone has hacked into my account and changed my password and locked me out of my yahoo account. Please note again. I DID NOT SEND THE EMAIL BELOW. Please pass this on to anyone I might have missed.

 thank you
,

HELLO
HOW ARE YOU DOING? I WANT YOU TO KEEP THIS
CONFIDENTIAL BETWEEN BOTH OF US, I KNOW THAT I CAN PUT
MY TRUST IN YOU ON THIS. PLEASE DO NOT LET ME DOWN.
RIGHT NOW I AM IN AFRICA, NIGERIA. I CAME HERE ON A
TRIP TO SEE A FRIEND AND WHEN I GOT HERE I LOST MY
WALLET CONTAINING THE ADRESS OF MY FRIEND AND HIS
CONTACT PHONE NUMBER, ALONG WITH MY ATM CARD AND OTHER
VALUABLES.
SO RIGHT NOW I DO NOT EVEN HAVE ANY MONEY ON ME . I AM
STAYING IN A HOTEL NOW , AND THE MANAGER IS ALREADY
RANTING OVER HIS MONEY AND AS TIME GOES BY THE BILLS
ARE INCREASING.
I WOULD WANT YOU TO LOAN ME $2000. I PROMISE TO PAY
YOU BACK AS SOON AS I GET BACK , I
WOULD WANT YOU TO HELP SEND THE MONEY VIA WESTERN
UNION . GET BACK AT ME ASAP.
HOPE TO READ FROM YOU,

And so the stroy ends. The guy would hate me more for the security question- (who's the man?) I am the man after all.

A word of advice please: Alter or better yet change your password and pin no. immediately you suspect someone knows it. I think it's safe to do that regularly. I've changed my password.

Please remain vigilant.
Cheers.
Yeah! Vigilance is key.

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