Welcome, Guest: Join Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 2,369,402 members, 5,269,323 topics. Date: Sunday, 17 November 2019 at 09:05 AM

Concerned Nairalander Warns The Public About A Popular Scam In Nigeria!!! - Crime - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Crime / Concerned Nairalander Warns The Public About A Popular Scam In Nigeria!!! (59158 Views)

EFCC Arrests Kind Thankgod, One Other For Romance Scam In Delta (photos) / Full List Of Nigerians Indicted For $1.1B Internet Scam In The US / Two Nigerians Jailed For £1m Phishing Scam In U.K. (2) (3) (4)

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (Reply) (Go Down)

Concerned Nairalander Warns The Public About A Popular Scam In Nigeria!!! by MrHibee(m): 3:34pm On Jun 08, 2018
LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THE POPULAR SCAM HAPPENING NOW IN NIGERIA. I AM ANGRY!!!

Yes I am very angry! Every time, we read on whatsapp that Boko Haram injected 100,000 apples and oranges with HIV but people hardly circulate the REAL scams going on in Nigeria.

There is a very popular scam that has been around for over 10years now and no one is talking about it.

10years ago, I was almost a victim myself at oshodi Lagos, and trust me, it can happen to anybody.

This morning, I read the news about a girl that was raped and robbed in lagos by these men. I have read similar news that happened in other states and people often blame it on jazz or think that these people are kidnappers! No! It is not charm. I'll explain.

This scam usually involve two people: A man who claims to be a foreigner(black) or he'll ask you for directions to an herbal center or hospital nearby. The second man who pretends to be a good Samaritan will later approach both of you. These are the 3 formats they usually use:

FORMAT 1: The man (foreigner) will tell you that he lost all his goods to area boys, and now he needs transport fare to go to his sister's place where he kept all the remaining imported goods(iphones, gold chains, laptops etc). Now if you give him money or not, a guy will approach you to ask you what the 'mad' man was saying. Then after you explain, the second man would give the foreigner money too. Then the foreigner will ask both of you to follow him that he will give you free iPhone each. The second guy will be the one convincing you that you should both follow him. Once you follow them, you have been trapped. Now you are happy to get free iPhone for your good Samaritan. When you get to his sister's place, you'll see plenty paper on the floor and he will turn one of the paper to 1000naira after washing it with one Central Bank chemical. The man will tell you that it's a secret that big men and central bank produce money by washing papers with chemical and that he wants to bless you with the secret CBN chemical to turn any paper to money. Now you are happy again.

Then he will tell you that he has the CBN chemical that you should give him money for the chemical. Don't forget that the second man is with you. He knows what is going on but he will be acting as if he's very happy that both of you are going to make millions for helping the foreigner.

Then they will bring a pastor or Alfa to make an oath between all of you to keep it a secret. If you're a woman, all of them will ask that they sleep with you to complete the oath. You'll agree because you are scared that they have metaphysical powers. But it's all lies. The pastor or Alfa can perform simple magic like making smoke come out of his hand or making saliva come out of your hands. Don't be deceived, the second guy has touched your hand with something that makes foamy liquid. They do this so that you'll believe them. Then they will ask you to go and bring all the money and gold in your house to buy the chemical. That's how you'll go back and empty your account or steal all your parents' gold and money in the house. Afterall, you'll make everything back with the magic chemical.

FORMAT 2: There's no much difference. The man can ask you where herbal center is, that he has a powerful egg to sell to the herbal doctor that owns the herbal center. Each egg will turn to 10million naira. Then the second guy will approach you to ask what's going on. Then he will convince you to follow them to the herbal center. When you get there, the herbalist will put the egg with paper inside bucket of water and change it to 1000naira. Then they'll ask you to go and bring all your money to buy 20 eggs each. It's all the same format.

FORMAT 3: This usually happen in a bus. The man will sit at the back with a Ghana-must-go bag, and the driver will be asking him what's inside the bag. The man will not talk. Then the driver will say he knows that money is inside. Then the driver will threaten him to share the money between all of you. If you are inside the bus, the driver will park and open the bag. Then you'll see plenty dollars(fake prints) inside the bag. Now they will tell you they have to take an oath to keep it a secret, and nobody should tell the police. Then they will tell you to go and bring all your money to wash the charm on the money because they stole it from one powerful politician.

After giving them your money. These people will disappear. And your eyes will clear. You'll think it's jazz but it's not jazz.

Here is a link to similar story:

https://www.nairaland.com/4548867/how-fraudster-raped-girlfriend

I beg all Nigerians to circulate this message and tell all your friends and family. THANK YOU!

308 Likes 64 Shares

Re: Concerned Nairalander Warns The Public About A Popular Scam In Nigeria!!! by lordjosh(m): 3:55pm On Jun 08, 2018
THIS IS NIGERIA!

66 Likes 3 Shares

Re: Concerned Nairalander Warns The Public About A Popular Scam In Nigeria!!! by Nobody: 3:58pm On Jun 08, 2018
Africans and their magical powers..

Tell us Format 4 on how PMB won his election

234 Likes 9 Shares

Re: Concerned Nairalander Warns The Public About A Popular Scam In Nigeria!!! by Gentlevin: 4:04pm On Jun 08, 2018
lordjosh:
THIS IS NIGERIA!
In fact, actually, the truth is, your head is there. Not that it was removed before fa.....

But just to confirm that yes ooo, THIS IS NIGERIA FA!!!

9 Likes 1 Share

Re: Concerned Nairalander Warns The Public About A Popular Scam In Nigeria!!! by talk2archy: 5:09pm On Jun 08, 2018
tell them tnx dear

1 Like 3 Shares

Re: Concerned Nairalander Warns The Public About A Popular Scam In Nigeria!!! by Jasen1(m): 5:09pm On Jun 08, 2018
lordjosh:
THIS IS NIGERIA!


Wey that madam Philomena


They plenty for Abuja

I've encountered them twice berga and jabi



They scammed my female cousin 25k

37 Likes 1 Share

Re: Concerned Nairalander Warns The Public About A Popular Scam In Nigeria!!! by maryjan8(f): 5:10pm On Jun 08, 2018
Ok

2 Likes

Re: Concerned Nairalander Warns The Public About A Popular Scam In Nigeria!!! by Speakdatruth: 5:10pm On Jun 08, 2018
The 3rd one is common. One simple way to save yourself is simply not to listen to this people. Just keep walking your walk but if you're greedy or want to make quick money, you will always be a victim

70 Likes 5 Shares

Re: Concerned Nairalander Warns The Public About A Popular Scam In Nigeria!!! by Eastatlantaniqqa(m): 5:10pm On Jun 08, 2018
G
Re: Concerned Nairalander Warns The Public About A Popular Scam In Nigeria!!! by adedayoa2(f): 5:11pm On Jun 08, 2018
It happened to me o, in mile 2. That should be 2001

9 Likes

Re: Concerned Nairalander Warns The Public About A Popular Scam In Nigeria!!! by seekier(m): 5:11pm On Jun 08, 2018
Many of them are on nairaland

26 Likes

Re: Concerned Nairalander Warns The Public About A Popular Scam In Nigeria!!! by lifestyle1(m): 5:11pm On Jun 08, 2018
Old trick..

If you are greedy you will definitely fall for this.

..

39 Likes 3 Shares

Re: Concerned Nairalander Warns The Public About A Popular Scam In Nigeria!!! by lexyman(m): 5:12pm On Jun 08, 2018
all these nonsense here , one gullible fool will fall for this crap grin grin grin grin people that fall for such scam is greedy and stupid

36 Likes 2 Shares

Re: Concerned Nairalander Warns The Public About A Popular Scam In Nigeria!!! by VIPERVENOM(m): 5:12pm On Jun 08, 2018
Similar stuff happened to me in 2007. This washing chemical stuff. D idiot claimed he was carrying election posters covered in black, he gave me and the so called concerned citizen one to squeeze. Lo and behold it was N200 note. I just handed it over to d guy and walked away

18 Likes

Re: Concerned Nairalander Warns The Public About A Popular Scam In Nigeria!!! by YomzzyDBlogger: 5:12pm On Jun 08, 2018
shocked

1 Like 1 Share

Re: Concerned Nairalander Warns The Public About A Popular Scam In Nigeria!!! by Durhleepee(f): 5:13pm On Jun 08, 2018
They tried the No. 3 on me in a taxi I boarded at Secretariat Ibadan. They (driver and a male passenger) started arguing on their imaginary dollars, the driver argued that the money bag does not belong to the passenger that it must be that of an old woman that alighted earlier and that they would've to go back to their park to settle it. I didn't say a thing because I knew immediately they were scammers, then the driver asked for my opinion, I just shouted at him to drop me, I no dey go again

189 Likes 11 Shares

Re: Concerned Nairalander Warns The Public About A Popular Scam In Nigeria!!! by maxiuc(m): 5:13pm On Jun 08, 2018
cheesy
Re: Concerned Nairalander Warns The Public About A Popular Scam In Nigeria!!! by geeben112: 5:13pm On Jun 08, 2018
kiss
Re: Concerned Nairalander Warns The Public About A Popular Scam In Nigeria!!! by Darkseid(m): 5:13pm On Jun 08, 2018
Na only greedy people dey fall this type of scam. I remember the day they scammed one of my neighbour's apprentice for Benin, the guy use his hand tear his shirt, rub mud for face come tell his oga say na armed robbers beat am collect 5k. After the oga give am extra beating he later confessed that he was scammed. They promised to give him 1m and he followed them, this guy was over 25 years then.

37 Likes 4 Shares

Re: Concerned Nairalander Warns The Public About A Popular Scam In Nigeria!!! by WHOcarex: 5:13pm On Jun 08, 2018
Yeah, it almost happen to my nephews. One of them almost fell for it and he got saved by the other who was smart enough or should I say was not interested in whatever they have to offer.

The man claimed he caught a fish that happen to have gold inside, now, he's looking for where to sell the gold. Just like the op said, before you know it someone came that he knowns where they can sell it. My nephew was like, toh, kuku follow him since he knowns where they sells it. They were like, are you not coming with us? You will have your own share o. My nephew told them he is not interested. angry

30 Likes 2 Shares

Re: Concerned Nairalander Warns The Public About A Popular Scam In Nigeria!!! by emmaliveth10(m): 5:14pm On Jun 08, 2018
[b][/b]THIS IS NIGERIA!
Re: Concerned Nairalander Warns The Public About A Popular Scam In Nigeria!!! by eleojo23: 5:14pm On Jun 08, 2018
Wait o.

Do people actually fall for that Format 3?

Greed will kill some people.

Smh...

8 Likes

Re: Concerned Nairalander Warns The Public About A Popular Scam In Nigeria!!! by TheUbermensch: 5:14pm On Jun 08, 2018
Word, OP.

There's also another scam I've been told about and also experienced.

It works best when you're wearing a sandal. A young guy would approach you to tell you you aren't putting on the Sandals well. He'd further say that the way you are wearing it may spoil it. Now when this was happening to me I didn't dismiss the nigga immediately. Indeed I was experiencing a certain pain in my foot from the Sandals. "Maybe I wasn't wearing it well I thought".

The best thing to do in this situation is to dismiss them. Be very harsh. Raise an alarm if possible.

But if you don't they'd keep on commenting on your Sandals. The guy would later say he makes sandals and he can help you readjust it so it won't spoil. At this point you should really really tell him off.

But if you don't, and you shrug and let him come to adjust your Sandals, he'd ask you to see him. Then he'd be readjusting your foot sort of. At this point all your concentration is on your foot and what exactly the guy would do.

Alas! What's really happening is as you bend, he's dipping his hands into your pocket and you'd be in a position where you won't feel it. Maybe they use Jarz I don't know.

When it was happening to me I let the nigga have a go at my foot. I wanted to see how exactly it worked. He kept on readjusting my foot and telling me to bend down, but my eyes were on my trouser pockets.

He was lucky he got away with a knock from me. Had I seen the policeman at the bend of the street I'd have handed him over.

Bottom line: Y'all have to be wise in the street of Lagos.

89 Likes 4 Shares

Re: Concerned Nairalander Warns The Public About A Popular Scam In Nigeria!!! by Dalexicographer(m): 5:14pm On Jun 08, 2018
Chascop:
Africans and their magical powers..

Tell us Format 4 on how PMB won his election
grin grin lol

1 Like

Re: Concerned Nairalander Warns The Public About A Popular Scam In Nigeria!!! by Paulfroshman: 5:15pm On Jun 08, 2018
K
Re: Concerned Nairalander Warns The Public About A Popular Scam In Nigeria!!! by OfficialAwol(m): 5:15pm On Jun 08, 2018
Was a victim one year like that. It was a time when the night was still young. At oyingbo in Lagos.

Those fools also went with my bag of plantain chips.

16 Likes 2 Shares

Re: Concerned Nairalander Warns The Public About A Popular Scam In Nigeria!!! by Nasri100(m): 5:15pm On Jun 08, 2018
In summary, Only greed can make you fall for this scam.

1 Like

Re: Concerned Nairalander Warns The Public About A Popular Scam In Nigeria!!! by Demonicide(f): 5:15pm On Jun 08, 2018
1 and 3 has happened to me before. Na God save me

6 Likes

Re: Concerned Nairalander Warns The Public About A Popular Scam In Nigeria!!! by mrdan(m): 5:16pm On Jun 08, 2018
It's been happening for more than 20 years.
And they still seem to get to scam people every time.

13 Likes

Re: Concerned Nairalander Warns The Public About A Popular Scam In Nigeria!!! by Lexusgs430: 5:16pm On Jun 08, 2018
Very old format...... I was almost a victim about 26 years ago at ojuelegba......

16 Likes

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (Reply)

Zenith Bank Robbery: Wife Of Slain Policeman Receives Donation From Abroad. Pics / Picture Of The 20 Year Old Okada Rider That Raped A Pregnant Corps Member / Dismissed Soldier Kills Girlfriend Over Text Messages

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2019 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 107
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.