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Do I Tell My American Patient He's Being Scammed By A Nigerian Romance Scammer? by Nobody: 1:04am On Aug 13, 2020
So I have this American patient who I recently came across. He's a fat dude who is like in his late 40s but has a very jolly and likeable character. I introduced myself and we got talking afterwards.

After a while of chitchat, he asked me where I was from. I told him to take a guess and he said said, you sound like you're Nigerian. I told him (regrettably) that I was Nigerian. He started smiling and told me that he had a Nigerian girlfriend and that we both had similar accents.

He then started telling me recent occurrences that had befallen his girlfriend in Nigeria. He said the lastest story was that she was in Abuja and as she was on her way to the airport in a taxi, the taxi had an accident and she was seriously injured and had to be rushed to the hospital. He said that the hospital demanded money before treatment started and he had to hustle about $4000 and send to her in order for treatment to start.

He said that after a week of her being in the hospital, they wanted to discharge her despite her still being in pain. Because she had exhausted all the $4000 on treatment, he said the hospital had threatened to discharge her on the streets and he was trying to borrow more money to see if he could send it to her so they could continue with her treatments.

He furthermore told me that the girlfriend said that she was a Nigerian American citizen who was currently stuck in Nigeria due to her passport having expired and also due to Covid lockdown at airports in Nigeria. He said she had asked him for $300 to renew her US passport from American embassy in Nigeria.

Another thing that he told me was that just before covid struck, there was a similar pandemic which happened in Nigeria early this year and that his girlfriend had contracted the disease and he had to send her $2000 for treatment. Right now he said he's broke but is waiting for like $2000 disability check from the US government next week which he will send to her as soon as the money clears.

As he was telling me this tale, I was so angry with Nigerians and how they take advantage of people in love to scam them. I wanted to swear for the scammers angry


I'm at a dilemma here. Do I tell him that he's being scammed by Nigerians or do I continue to be professional and just ignore it. Because I don't want him to think I'm involved with it because these oyinbo people can turn everything on your head and accuse you that is your people in conjunction with you that are scamming him. They are that crazy.

The good part of me wants to help him but I'm hesitant that it may turn out bad for me. Please matured responses.

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Re: Do I Tell My American Patient He's Being Scammed By A Nigerian Romance Scammer? by Akanoaaa(m): 1:06am On Aug 13, 2020
Please tell him.


Wow.. FCT for the first time.

I dedicate this to every legit hustlers out there, I pray you won't labor in vain.

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Re: Do I Tell My American Patient He's Being Scammed By A Nigerian Romance Scammer? by NobleSeed(m): 1:06am On Aug 13, 2020
ALEX182:
So I have this American patient who I recently came across. He's a fat dude who is like in his late 40s but has a very jolly and likeable character. I introduced myself and we got talking afterwards.

After a while of chitchat, he asked me where I was from. I told him to take a guess and he said said, you sound like you're Nigerian. I told him (regrettably) that I was Nigerian. He started smiling and told me that he had a Nigerian girlfriend and that we both had similar accents.

He then started telling me recent occurrences that had befallen his girlfriend in Nigeria. He said the lastest story was that she was in Abuja and as she was on her way to the airport in a taxi, the taxi had an accident and she was seriously injured and had to be rushed to the hospital. He said that the hospital demanded money before treatment started and he had to hustle about $4000 and send to her in order for treatment to start.

me can't fathom what you mean by America patient ooh.

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Re: Do I Tell My American Patient He's Being Scammed By A Nigerian Romance Scammer? by Olude193: 1:09am On Aug 13, 2020
Please tell him o...


Do not hesitate



Yahoo boys on the prowl

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Re: Do I Tell My American Patient He's Being Scammed By A Nigerian Romance Scammer? by Olude193: 1:10am On Aug 13, 2020
NobleSeed:
me can't fathom what you mean by America patient ooh.

Loool

A patient is a patient

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Re: Do I Tell My American Patient He's Being Scammed By A Nigerian Romance Scammer? by ERCROSS(m): 1:13am On Aug 13, 2020
For the sake of everything good, please tell him. If he finds it hard to believe, ask to prank the lady/benefit boy to send her location, that he's presently in Nigeria

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Re: Do I Tell My American Patient He's Being Scammed By A Nigerian Romance Scammer? by Nobody: 1:13am On Aug 13, 2020
NobleSeed:
me can't fathom what you mean by America patient ooh.

I'm in US. The guy is a white guy. I'm a Nigerian.

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Re: Do I Tell My American Patient He's Being Scammed By A Nigerian Romance Scammer? by chukwuibuipob: 1:19am On Aug 13, 2020
undecided undecided fake Tori.U can only deceive the dumb pipu with diz Ur Arabian tales..Show us Ur chat/convo.

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Re: Do I Tell My American Patient He's Being Scammed By A Nigerian Romance Scammer? by DICKstractor(m): 1:21am On Aug 13, 2020
Tell him o... I'm already feeling pity for tje guy...




That his Nigeria girlfriend fit be Slawormir, dammn nigga guy

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Re: Do I Tell My American Patient He's Being Scammed By A Nigerian Romance Scammer? by Nobody: 1:22am On Aug 13, 2020
chukwuibuipob:
undecided undecided fake Tori.U can only deceive the dumb pipu with diz Ur Arabian tales..Show us Ur chat/convo.

I said, matured responses. This happened this afternoon at work bruh. It is really troubling me and that's why I asked for advice. I don't have time for fake tales. Ok.

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Re: Do I Tell My American Patient He's Being Scammed By A Nigerian Romance Scammer? by NobleSeed(m): 1:22am On Aug 13, 2020
Olude193:


Loool

A patient is a patient
the thing moss me bro.

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Re: Do I Tell My American Patient He's Being Scammed By A Nigerian Romance Scammer? by Nobody: 1:22am On Aug 13, 2020
DICKstractor:
Tell him o... I'm already feeling pity for tje guy...




That his Nigeria girlfriend fit be Slawomir, dammn nigga guy

That crossed my mind. So many scammers on NL too.

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Re: Do I Tell My American Patient He's Being Scammed By A Nigerian Romance Scammer? by VickyRotex(f): 1:24am On Aug 13, 2020
chukwuibuipob:
undecided undecided fake Tori.U can only deceive the dumb pipu with diz Ur Arabian tales..Show us Ur chat/convo.

Chitchat doesn't mean phone chat conversation.

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Re: Do I Tell My American Patient He's Being Scammed By A Nigerian Romance Scammer? by NobleSeed(m): 1:26am On Aug 13, 2020
ALEX182:


I'm in US. The guy is a white guy. I'm a Nigerian.
I don't have much to say though... One thing I gat to say is #put yoursif in his shoes.

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Re: Do I Tell My American Patient He's Being Scammed By A Nigerian Romance Scammer? by Nobody: 1:27am On Aug 13, 2020
VickyRotex:


Chitchat doesn't mean phone chat conversation.

Thank you my sista. Some people can't really comprehend English Language. cry

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Re: Do I Tell My American Patient He's Being Scammed By A Nigerian Romance Scammer? by VickyRotex(f): 1:30am On Aug 13, 2020
ALEX182:


Thank you my sista. Some people can't really comprehend English Language. cry

OP, simple advice; please tell your patient.

Tell him to Google things like the so called pandemic before Covid that hit Naija. At least if it happened it must be all over the internet. Let him share his thoughts on that.

Then you can proceed with revealing other scam facts to him as well. I don't think this should backfire in anyway, if anything you've saved someone.

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Re: Do I Tell My American Patient He's Being Scammed By A Nigerian Romance Scammer? by Nobody: 1:35am On Aug 13, 2020
VickyRotex:


OP, simple advice; please tell your patient.

Tell him to Google things like the so called pandemic before Covid that hit Naija. At least if it happened it must be all over the internet. Let him share his thoughts on that.

Then you can proceed with revealing other scam facts to him as well. I don't think this should backfire in anyway, if anything you've saved someone.

I think I will. I even asked him if it was Ebola but he said it wasn't and mentioned West Nile virus. Me I don't know if West Nile virus occured in Nigeria earlier this year so I just kept mute and decided to find out.

The guy is so much in love and part of me feels that this will break his heart and lead him to do something drastic. It's so troubling to me and a part of me just wants to waka far and act like it's not my business but another part is burning with anger at the scammers

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Re: Do I Tell My American Patient He's Being Scammed By A Nigerian Romance Scammer? by VickyRotex(f): 1:42am On Aug 13, 2020
ALEX182:


I think I will. I even asked him if it was Ebola but he said it wasn't and mentioned West Nile virus. Me I don't know if West Nile virus occured in Nigeria earlier this year so I just kept mute and decided to find out.

The guy is so much in love and part of me feels that this will break his heart and lead him to do something drastic. It's so troubling to me and a part of me just wants to waka far and act like it's not my business but another part is burning with anger at the scammers

The latest article I see on WNV regarding Nigeria is from 2018.

I can relate to being in such fix but at the end of the day I think it's just right to do the right thing.
See it this way, eventually he's going to find out right?

Which would you prefer; that he finds out now, hopefully able to deal with the pain that comes with scam and betrayal or that he finds out much later after selling all he has just to meet the demand (which is now even more than supply)?


If you're very concerned about you being involved and the uncertainty, maybe you involve a third party that you both know or someone you think can step in as a mock investigator that'll show some proofs and all to him while also observing from afar.

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Re: Do I Tell My American Patient He's Being Scammed By A Nigerian Romance Scammer? by mumumugu(m): 1:45am On Aug 13, 2020
Manufacture a similar story and tell him

Tell him a story of how Nigerians cook stories to deceive foreigners into parting away with their cash.

Tell him the story of hush puppies

Tell him they have spoiled the name of the coui

Tell him without being direct .

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Re: Do I Tell My American Patient He's Being Scammed By A Nigerian Romance Scammer? by Nobody: 1:46am On Aug 13, 2020
VickyRotex:




The latest article I see on WNV regarding Nigeria is from 2018.

I can relate to being in such fix but at the end of the day I think it's just right to do the right thing.
See it this way, eventually he's going to find out right?

Which would you prefer; that he finds out now, hopefully able to deal with the pain that comes with scam and betrayal or that he finds out much later after selling all he has just to meet the demand (which is now even more than supply)?


If you're very concerned about you being involved and the uncertainty, maybe you involve a third party that you both know or someone you think can step in as a mock investigator that'll show some proofs and all to him while also observing from afar.

That 3rd party thing sounds good. I don't want to breach professional grounds but I want to help. I'll reach out to a social worker then. I work with social workers at my job.

This is a brilliant idea. Why didn't I think of this smiley smiley

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Re: Do I Tell My American Patient He's Being Scammed By A Nigerian Romance Scammer? by VickyRotex(f): 1:50am On Aug 13, 2020
ALEX182:


That 3rd party thing sounds good. I don't want to breach professional grounds but I want to help. I'll reach out to a social worker then. I work with social workers at my job.

This is a brilliant idea. Why didn't I think of this smiley smiley

Great! Social worker, way to go! That's one of the reasons they're there cool

All the best. I'm sure eventually, you'll be happy you helped to avert this.

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Re: Do I Tell My American Patient He's Being Scammed By A Nigerian Romance Scammer? by Nobody: 1:55am On Aug 13, 2020
VickyRotex:


Great! Social worker, way to go! That's one of the reasons they're there cool

All the best. I'm sure eventually, you'll be happy you helped to avert this.

You're the best. God bless. smiley

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Re: Do I Tell My American Patient He's Being Scammed By A Nigerian Romance Scammer? by VickyRotex(f): 1:56am On Aug 13, 2020
ALEX182:


You're the best. God bless. smiley

God bless you too cool

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Re: Do I Tell My American Patient He's Being Scammed By A Nigerian Romance Scammer? by Artzdanielsz(m): 2:00am On Aug 13, 2020
If you have a legal paper please tell him or involve the police

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Re: Do I Tell My American Patient He's Being Scammed By A Nigerian Romance Scammer? by Casan0va: 4:37am On Aug 13, 2020
All those dollars will be spent in the club, clothes, drinks, fake life, weed, etc.
2 weeks later, the ambitionless eediot is broke and posting stupid,dumb and idiotic motivational quotes.

Scammers disgust me. angry angry angry angry angry

FanOfMyself:
The truth is that if there's truly a Nigerian lady ( i.e not a yahoo guy) then you need to see things from the perspective of this lady. Yes she might have lied (we ain't 100% sure that all she have told him are lies), but she might also be willing and ready to meet up with this your patient and even marry him at the end. Nigeria is really messed up economically and people here are struggling.
Let me just tell you this.
I'm in a similar situation also and the only difference is that I am a guy. I met this African American lady online sometime in February and we got acquainted pretty fast. Fast forward to today, she's really been helpful to me in financially and by extension, people close to me. In fact, I have been able to pay for tech skill and got certified all because of her. Yes I do lie to her sometimes ( infact most times) in order to get some dollars, but I really appreciate and I have feelings for her and I hope to meet her in person one day. So please consider the lady.

I have a question... Are you a lady or a man? Just curious oo
When Falz said "This is Nigeria, everybody be criminal"
Some people were foaming at the mouth and spitting vitriol saying that there are honest Nigerians who work two jobs blah blah blah
Falz was right. Over 97% of Nigerians are criminally minded.
You may not have started scamming foreigners, but you scam your country men, you ca, your blood brothers.
As a trader, you swear on your mother's life that you are selling at a loss because market is slow but in reality you're ripping the customer off.
Any small opportunity you see, you try to make a quick buck.
I'm talking to myself also. We need to change.
Nigerians are never to be trusted. If it were up to me, only Nigerians with viable money making skills would be allowed into my country and they would have "five strikes" of misdemeanour. If they trespass against the law more than five times, depending on the degree of the offence, they would be deported and visa revoked.

This sounds harsh, but is necessary.

Look at this guy trying to rationalise fraud. Are you the only one suffering?
Poverty is your mindset to be very honest.

Have a great day. cool

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Re: Do I Tell My American Patient He's Being Scammed By A Nigerian Romance Scammer? by Johntemmy(m): 4:43am On Aug 13, 2020
it's better to tell him bro.both direct (if you have papers) or indirect (through social worker) please save a soul before they damage his life cos later he's going to know but it will be late so is better to save him now..there's a great rewàrd from heavenly father awaits you bro.God bless.

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Re: Do I Tell My American Patient He's Being Scammed By A Nigerian Romance Scammer? by Shugavee(f): 4:49am On Aug 13, 2020
ALEX182:
So I have this American patient who I recently came across. He's a fat dude who is like in his late 40s but has a very jolly and likeable character. I introduced myself and we got talking afterwards.

After a while of chitchat, he asked me where I was from. I told him to take a guess and he said said, you sound like you're Nigerian. I told him (regrettably) that I was Nigerian. He started smiling and told me that he had a Nigerian girlfriend and that we both had similar accents.

He then started telling me recent occurrences that had befallen his girlfriend in Nigeria. He said the lastest story was that she was in Abuja and as she was on her way to the airport in a taxi, the taxi had an accident and she was seriously injured and had to be rushed to the hospital. He said that the hospital demanded money before treatment started and he had to hustle about $4000 and send to her in order for treatment to start.

He said that after a week of her being in the hospital, they wanted to discharge her despite her still being in pain. Because she had exhausted all the $4000 on treatment, he said the hospital had threatened to discharge her on the streets and he was trying to borrow more money to see if he could send it to her so they could continue with her treatments.

He furthermore told me that the girlfriend said that she was a Nigerian American citizen who was currently stuck in Nigeria due to her passport having expired and also due to Covid lockdown at airports in Nigeria. He said she had asked him for $300 to renew her US passport from American embassy in Nigeria.

Another thing that he told me was that just before covid struck, there was a similar pandemic which happened in Nigeria early this year and that his girlfriend had contracted the disease and he had to send her $2000 for treatment. Right now he said he's broke but is waiting for like $2000 disability check from the US government next week which he will send to her as soon as the money clears.

As he was telling me this tale, I was so angry with Nigerians and how they take advantage of people in love to scam them. I wanted to swear for the scammers angry


I'm at a dilemma here. Do I tell him that he's being scammed by Nigerians or do I continue to be professional and just ignore it. Because I don't want him to think I'm involved with it because these oyinbo people can turn everything on your head and accuse you that is your people in conjunction with you that are scamming him. They are that crazy.

The good part of me wants to help him but I'm hesitant that it may turn out bad for me. Please matured responses.
them don chop am reach, please tell him

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Re: Do I Tell My American Patient He's Being Scammed By A Nigerian Romance Scammer? by Shugavee(f): 4:51am On Aug 13, 2020
mumumugu:
Manufacture a similar story and tell him

Tell him a story of how Nigerians cook stories to deceive foreigners into parting away with their cash.

Tell him the story of hush puppies

Tell him they have spoiled the name of the coui

Tell him without being direct .
good point

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Re: Do I Tell My American Patient He's Being Scammed By A Nigerian Romance Scammer? by Nobody: 4:52am On Aug 13, 2020
Johntemmy:
it's better to tell him bro.both direct (if you have papers) or indirect (through social worker) please save a soul before they damage his life cos later he's going to know but it will be late so is better to save him now..there's a great rewàrd from heavenly father awaits you bro.God bless.

True talk. I will help the guy.

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Re: Do I Tell My American Patient He's Being Scammed By A Nigerian Romance Scammer? by Nobody: 5:16am On Aug 13, 2020
If I were you, I would've told him on the spot and even given him hints on how to catch the idiot.
I work so hard to keep my integrity and I hate people that try to ruin it simply because I share original nationality with them.

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Re: Do I Tell My American Patient He's Being Scammed By A Nigerian Romance Scammer? by youthsinitiativ(m): 5:18am On Aug 13, 2020
Please, speak up even though it would be hard to convince him.

Them dey stubborn well well once dem don believe and fall for tori

If possible, report am to authorities.

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Re: Do I Tell My American Patient He's Being Scammed By A Nigerian Romance Scammer? by Ategberoson(m): 5:19am On Aug 13, 2020
imagine over $6,000 sent already



exchange rate 384×6000= 2304000



before you know it Voom! dem don buy SUV, Benz and other car, going to clubs, sleeping in hotel, carrying olosho

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