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MUST READ! Network Of Scammers On Nairaland. My Story by Lazazel: 3:26pm On Oct 13, 2019
3 days ago(Oct. 10th, 2019) I came across a juicy offer(as the scammers are fund of in order to attract people) on Nairaland offering $30 daily in Bitcoin Mining. After signifying interest, the 1st guy told me via WhatsApp that he makes $38 daily from that. I requested on how, and he gave me a skirmish(faint) picture in description of what I'm to do. i did as instructed but it didn't work out then I queried him and after much follow-ups he(the first guy) then suggested that he gives me the phone no. of the person that shared it with him that he couldn't explain further.

That I said ok to unknowing to me that it was just a pixel in a large pictorial scam. I contacted the second guy and the second guy told me that the application GUIMiner had two versions(Version 1 and version 2) and that he bought the app for over $1,000(#360,000) and can only share it with 20 other people as his own IP is already registered and the app has an effective system to detect fake IP's hence he has no choice but to share it.

He(2nd guy) went further to say that he gives the version 1 for free but the version 2 is paid for. He also said that he has given out the 20 slots for version 1 and that the agreement he had with those he shared it with was that after 2-months when they would have raised enough money to purchase the application for themselves then he would disconnect them and add someone else but only 2 slots were left in the version 2 and except I want to wait for 2-months so that he can replace someone with me on version 1 that me(if I'm willing to pay for it) and someone just claimed it.

Unknowing to me, all these were just a pixel in a large pictorial scam. He said it was #4,100. In my wisdom I told him I'll send #1,500 then when I see it in my email I'll balance up and then he can follow up on how to use it and he agreed. He sent the GUIMiner app to my email and then I balanced him #2,600. After I tried it nothing worked then I called him he told me that I need to have a minimum balance of $50 in my blockchain wallet. So, in my wisdom I decided to fund it myself rather than wire #18,000 to someone I don't know as #4,100 is not #18,000. I finally funded my wallet with $50 via Luno and again I tried it and it didn't still mine crypto. Then I called him and then he(the second guy) told me that the funding has to be Blockchain to Blockchain not Luno to Blockchain and that the sender must have used Blockchain for more than 6-months. NOTE. They'll never state all these terms & conditions at first.

He got furious on why I did it on my own and i made it known to him that scammers are everywhere. Once again, all these acts, stories, long journey was just a pixel in a large pictorial scam. He suggested I make a transfer to him and then he funds my Blockchain wallet that that was what the other guy he told me of did and that after the guy withdrew he topped him extra #5,000 as thank you but in my wisdom I declined him, I made it clear that I can't transfer #18,000($50) so we agreed on #10,000. And ever since that transfer was made(Fri. Oct. 11th at 9:32p.m) till this moment I'm typing this(Sun. Oct. 13th)he has placed my calls on voicemail. This is my story Fellow Nairalanders. Learn from it. Go in search of investment opportunities but if anybody adds a Price Tag to any offer don't even think of Transferring them a dyme. Unfortunately for me my eyes were clouded with the profits($40 daily) that I didn't see the `devils print' hence I was willing to stake #10,000($28). I'll share necessary pictures so that you'll see his bank accont name, phone no. e.t.c Also worthy of note is that the 2nd guy wasn't on WhatsApp( that scared me a bit as I asked myself, which business man isn't on WhatsApp?, citing reasons that people call, disturb him a lot, the first guy had no picture on his profile for these 3days but was active and I pondered how come? why? Well, that was a sign that something was fishy but unfortunately for me it wasn't `a sign enough'.

Fellow Nairalanders, Brothers and sisters this is how I was robbed off #15,000 pls I'm sharing this so that you'll be aware of their tactics and back off were necessary as this guys are everywhere using different names, usernames, online accounts.

I'm sure some persons find it difficult in narrowing out moral lessons in a long story and that's why I decided to outline their tactics for you
1). They make their offers juicy but not too juicy though.
2). They make the process of everything take time' so that you'll think it's legit hence trusting them
3). When you're almost at the tunnel end, they present an obstacle(terms & conditions not stated earlier on) which would require you paying and since they've successfully gained your trust you'll do that willingly. But guy, girl once you get to this stage BACKOFF except you want to be scammed.
4). And finally they scam you.

These are the contacts they used, 1st guy - 080-6849-8892, 2nd guy - 080-6455-3565. Going by the Diamond account no. the 2nd guy name is Okwandu Kingsley.

Finally, I'm pretty sure that these same guys will still be on Nairaland using a different username, phone no., account no. to scam many more but I've good news for them
1). By tomorrow(Monday) their file will be processed in EFCC
2). If they are so good at covering their tracks they should bear it in mind that to EVERYMAN is a `Physical body' and a `spiritual' and that from this day I made this post(Sun. Oct. 13th, 2019) that their days have been numbered.
I'm L'AZ-AZEL.

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Re: MUST READ! Network Of Scammers On Nairaland. My Story by Lazazel: 3:27pm On Oct 13, 2019
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Re: MUST READ! Network Of Scammers On Nairaland. My Story by Lazazel: 3:28pm On Oct 13, 2019
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Re: MUST READ! Network Of Scammers On Nairaland. My Story by greatmarshall(m): 3:33pm On Oct 13, 2019
Wow
Re: MUST READ! Network Of Scammers On Nairaland. My Story by drips8(m): 3:40pm On Oct 13, 2019
It's not a good idea to get involved in online deals especially in Nigeria with the high rates of scammers everywhere.

Seun really has to do something about thsee scammers on nairaland.

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Re: MUST READ! Network Of Scammers On Nairaland. My Story by RealLordZeus(m): 3:42pm On Oct 13, 2019
Hmmm! Individual mining of Bitcoin is a scam, ppl never learn, it's not profitable to be mining bitcoin yourself as what you will be mining (if you are doing it right) will not be sufficient enough to pay power bills! Genuine miners use sophisticated machines and in a much cheaper environment mostly from China!
The only reliable investment on cryptocurrency is trading and that doesn't need you to give someone money to do that once you master the art! You may only pay for training and similar stuff

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Re: MUST READ! Network Of Scammers On Nairaland. My Story by SUPERPACK: 3:47pm On Oct 13, 2019
scammer scamed by lord of scam. cheesycheesy

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Re: MUST READ! Network Of Scammers On Nairaland. My Story by YoungBlackRico(m): 3:56pm On Oct 13, 2019
Soon as I saw bitcoin, I reversed.

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Re: MUST READ! Network Of Scammers On Nairaland. My Story by jamace(m): 8:09pm On Oct 13, 2019
SUPERPACK:
scammer scamed by lord of scam. cheesycheesy
shocked shocked shocked
Re: MUST READ! Network Of Scammers On Nairaland. My Story by Gideon16(m): 8:29am On Oct 19, 2019
God bless you for this. I'm about to fall victim of this. Thank God I search them here b4 paying. And thank God it is weekend they message me. I'll gone to bank and send it to them.

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Re: MUST READ! Network Of Scammers On Nairaland. My Story by ibechris(m): 8:46am On Oct 19, 2019
Scamming people is the money they make...I just wonder how they sleep and wake up.
Re: MUST READ! Network Of Scammers On Nairaland. My Story by Lazazel: 10:18am On Oct 19, 2019
@Gideon16...I'm really glad you didn't fall victim. I decided to share it a day after I fell victim because,
1. if I don't, many others will fall victim losing #15,000 like me. Which my conscience won't be pleased.
2. educate many on their tactics.
Re: MUST READ! Network Of Scammers On Nairaland. My Story by Gideon16(m): 12:02pm On Oct 19, 2019
They used the exact tactic for me

Re: MUST READ! Network Of Scammers On Nairaland. My Story by DesreeDon(f): 10:22pm On Oct 19, 2019
Lazazel, you should go to your bank and report the incident. The transaction can be reversed, but it will take some days or weeks. Yes, you can get your money back.
Re: MUST READ! Network Of Scammers On Nairaland. My Story by omoruyivictory(m): 5:54pm On Nov 07, 2019
l am already a victim, but I only paid #2100 but I also thank God because I wanted to pay he the second time for the $50 he told me that I must have in my wallet before I can mine
Re: MUST READ! Network Of Scammers On Nairaland. My Story by Toliveagain(f): 9:58pm On Nov 07, 2019
my brother God bless you ... just called the second guy not quite long... would have paid the 4100 tomorrow morning...as he said only two slots r left..chai thunder will locate those miscreants ...
Re: MUST READ! Network Of Scammers On Nairaland. My Story by telim: 3:02am On Nov 08, 2019
Op. Upon all this long Turanchi you can't smell a scammer. Honestly you have to be really careful when dealing online. If you can't control greed you will often fall for scammers. Sorry and becareful when dealing online next time.

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Re: MUST READ! Network Of Scammers On Nairaland. My Story by SKhanmi: 8:26am On Nov 08, 2019
If you had done your personal research on btc mining, you wouldn't have gone ahead at all. The running of a btc mine in Nigeria is above the capital available to the average Nigerian & the owners will never make it public. Shine your eyes

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Re: MUST READ! Network Of Scammers On Nairaland. My Story by mainzillionaire: 10:05am On Nov 09, 2019
I wish I saw this post earlier. Same method but an Ecobank account with name James Njoku. #10100k just like that don't even know what to do right now?

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Re: MUST READ! Network Of Scammers On Nairaland. My Story by mainzillionaire: 10:20am On Nov 09, 2019
DesreeDon:
Lazazel, you should go to your bank and report the incident. The transaction can be reversed, but it will take some days or weeks. Yes, you can get your money back.
this is weekend is there anything the bank can do by Tuesday?
Re: MUST READ! Network Of Scammers On Nairaland. My Story by beekay2002: 9:45am On Dec 18, 2019
I almost fell victim also though I felt something fishy so I didn't turn up on their offer
Thanks op

A note of warning to u guys
Do not ever believe anyone who talks about bitcoin mining it's just a cheap scam
Bitcoin can never be mined profitably with a computer not to talk of a phone

Be careful guys here are some of my chats with the scammers

Re: MUST READ! Network Of Scammers On Nairaland. My Story by mainzillionaire: 7:03pm On Feb 03, 2020
The idiot is on the prowl again. Just sent me a WhatsApp message right now

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