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Why Nigerians Are Stranded In Russia After Being Scammed By Fraudsters by Rachelsblog(f): 8:17pm On Jul 13, 2018
Many Nigerians have been left stranded after Fraudsters scammed them by selling them football World Cup fan passes to travel to Russia,
leaving many stranded and penniless, victims and anti-trafficking campaigners say.

Some Nigerians told AFP they used the official Fan IDs to come to Russia with the promise of finding work or even playing professional football themselves.

Others said they came to watch World Cup matches but got stranded when their return plane tickets were canceled by bogus travel agencies that booked them.

Ismail Olamilekan, 21, and his brother Sodiq, 25, said they paid N250,000 (600 euros, $700) each to a man in Lagos for their Fan IDs.

“The man told us that with the Fan ID we could get a job and stay here,” Ismail told AFP at a hostel on the outskirts of Moscow.

“But when we got here we discovered that it was a fraud, that he had just collected the money and lied to us.”
The plastic-coated passes issued by the Russian government enable foreign fans with match tickets to enter the country without a visa during the World Cup — but they expire before the end of July.


It was not clear how the bogus agents obtained the Fan IDs that they sold.

A FIFA spokesman stressed that the Fan IDs system was implemented by the Russian communications ministry.

FIFA “continues to make efforts to identify and curb unauthorised ticket sales,” he added.

The Olamilekan brothers spent about a thousand dollars each for their plane fare to Moscow, on top of what they paid separately to the agent.

“In Nigeria I play football. He told me that if I started working I can also start a (football) career in Russia,” Ismail Olamilekan said.

A fellow Muslim was allowing the brothers to sleep in his hostel until their return flight on July 22.

Other Nigerians, however, found themselves stranded in Russia after fraudulent “agents” who booked return flights for them then cancelled the bookings to get a refund.

One group of about a dozen Nigerians spent days sleeping at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport.



From Ebiwali----
http://www.ebiwalisgossip.com/2018/07/nigerians-stranded-after-being-scammed.html

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Re: Why Nigerians Are Stranded In Russia After Being Scammed By Fraudsters by amaniro: 8:22pm On Jul 13, 2018
to migrate is not by force ooh,



suicide Issa goal




thirdmillan, Niger Bridges, transformers all available wink

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Re: Why Nigerians Are Stranded In Russia After Being Scammed By Fraudsters by hisgrace090: 8:23pm On Jul 13, 2018
It glaringly opened that they were being scammed but they play along.

I say no to suffering do to foolishness.

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Re: Why Nigerians Are Stranded In Russia After Being Scammed By Fraudsters by plavic(m): 9:02pm On Jul 13, 2018
what you get for for attempting shortcuts in life.

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Re: Why Nigerians Are Stranded In Russia After Being Scammed By Fraudsters by salford1: 1:38am On Jul 14, 2018
It sure doesn't cost almost $2,000 to watch 3 super eagles games on your tv at home in Nigeria.

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Re: Why Nigerians Are Stranded In Russia After Being Scammed By Fraudsters by good4all40: 3:06am On Jul 14, 2018
This is extremely shameful, pls always make research on a country you you are going before embarkation its always helpful

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Re: Why Nigerians Are Stranded In Russia After Being Scammed By Fraudsters by dauddy97(m): 12:44pm On Jul 14, 2018
lalasticlala, food dey here
Re: Why Nigerians Are Stranded In Russia After Being Scammed By Fraudsters by labusinessguide: 1:14pm On Jul 14, 2018
Return of mmm
Re: Why Nigerians Are Stranded In Russia After Being Scammed By Fraudsters by AkupeMBANO(m): 1:14pm On Jul 14, 2018
must it always be Naija? Senegal, morroco and other African nations where also there at Russia, why always my country the embarrassment is terrible

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Re: Why Nigerians Are Stranded In Russia After Being Scammed By Fraudsters by TwentyOnePilots(m): 1:15pm On Jul 14, 2018
grin
Re: Why Nigerians Are Stranded In Russia After Being Scammed By Fraudsters by adewumiopeyemi(m): 1:15pm On Jul 14, 2018
;Dthey. No go hear word most everybody travel awa from this country...

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Re: Why Nigerians Are Stranded In Russia After Being Scammed By Fraudsters by KangaIye: 1:17pm On Jul 14, 2018
They have entered one chance.
Re: Why Nigerians Are Stranded In Russia After Being Scammed By Fraudsters by Ochiboy11: 1:17pm On Jul 14, 2018
Ha

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Re: Why Nigerians Are Stranded In Russia After Being Scammed By Fraudsters by HIGHESTPOPORI(m): 1:18pm On Jul 14, 2018
salford1:
It sure doesn't cost almost $2,000 to watch 3 super eagles games on your tv at home in Nigeria.
You funny o,it wouldn't even cost $200 to watch all the world cup matches at home

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Re: Why Nigerians Are Stranded In Russia After Being Scammed By Fraudsters by tinktanker: 1:18pm On Jul 14, 2018
Ismail Olamilekan, 21, and his brother Sodiq, 25, said they paid N250,000 (600 euros, $700) each to a man in Lagos for their Fan IDs.
Just name checking sha

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Re: Why Nigerians Are Stranded In Russia After Being Scammed By Fraudsters by dhamstar(m): 1:18pm On Jul 14, 2018
gh
Re: Why Nigerians Are Stranded In Russia After Being Scammed By Fraudsters by adorablevic(f): 1:19pm On Jul 14, 2018
Nigerians are greedy people jare
they are waiting for Russian government to put them in camps jare,give them tickets na,they won't come back

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Re: Why Nigerians Are Stranded In Russia After Being Scammed By Fraudsters by DonPikko: 1:19pm On Jul 14, 2018
na moscow winter go kill dese ones

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Re: Why Nigerians Are Stranded In Russia After Being Scammed By Fraudsters by EazyMoh(m): 1:20pm On Jul 14, 2018
How can an educated person fall victim to travel scam. Can't you just Google and read all about the requirements? Or better still contact the embassy yourself.

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Re: Why Nigerians Are Stranded In Russia After Being Scammed By Fraudsters by Nobody: 1:21pm On Jul 14, 2018
grin

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Re: Why Nigerians Are Stranded In Russia After Being Scammed By Fraudsters by Le2money(m): 1:22pm On Jul 14, 2018
amaniro:
to migrate is not by force ooh,



suicide Issa goal




thrid millan,
Niger Bridges, transformers all available wink

shocked shocked

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Re: Why Nigerians Are Stranded In Russia After Being Scammed By Fraudsters by Pavore9: 1:28pm On Jul 14, 2018
Desperation to leave is what fraudulent agents cash on.

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Re: Why Nigerians Are Stranded In Russia After Being Scammed By Fraudsters by dasparrow: 1:30pm On Jul 14, 2018
Why anyone will use an agent is beyond me. Applying for a visa is so straight forward. Purchasing an airline ticket is equally so straight forward. Many of the foreign airlines have booking offices in Abuja and Lagos. So why do you feel the need to use a travel agent? These folks deserve what they are getting right now.

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Re: Why Nigerians Are Stranded In Russia After Being Scammed By Fraudsters by imperiouxx(m): 1:30pm On Jul 14, 2018
Why people always fall for this crap? You will enter a country that's not yours with a temporary id and the next day, you will start working or play professional football yourself. Probably Nigerians think Russia is a deserted country where they are looking for anyone to work for them.

Dummies.

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Re: Why Nigerians Are Stranded In Russia After Being Scammed By Fraudsters by yhungbrowhne(m): 1:34pm On Jul 14, 2018
RUSSIANS GOVT WILL KNOW ABOUT IT. THAT IS HOW THEY TOLD MY FRIEND BROTHER THAT THRY HAVR USE HIS RETURN TICKET. WHEN HE WANT TO,COME,BACK HOME,LAST WEEK.
Re: Why Nigerians Are Stranded In Russia After Being Scammed By Fraudsters by tundeontop: 1:34pm On Jul 14, 2018
amaniro:
to migrate is not by force ooh,


suicide Issa goal



thrid millan, Niger Bridges, transformers all available wink
You're suffering two things. 1. You can't spell correctly. 2. You don't have manners.

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Re: Why Nigerians Are Stranded In Russia After Being Scammed By Fraudsters by biobio111: 1:35pm On Jul 14, 2018
I have been in that situation when I travel to Switzerland in 2013 after my NYSC. My agent give my fake working permit ID after I spend $3200 for Two years visa with work permit, home reservation then I swear that whenever I come back to Nigeria that I must kill the agent. My brother is not easy to bear the loss, don't only collect your money back and feel rest concern because most agent are evil. Distance yourself from him and watch your back carefully.
Re: Why Nigerians Are Stranded In Russia After Being Scammed By Fraudsters by iAudio: 1:36pm On Jul 14, 2018
Eeyaaah. Make President Putin consider dem and allow dem to stay naaa.


Small time now, the story go change, dem go say dem dey run away from Boko Haram. Even people wey enter Russia from Lagos.

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