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Programming / Re: My Future Is At Stake! Expert Advice Needed by bassdow(m): 1:33pm On Nov 30, 2019
paullo240:
I sincerely need your advice, I am a final student agriculture, and I have been thinking about my future after school.... I have decided to learn any of the IT skills but I have confused choosing between CCNA and android apps development...... which of them is better in terms of higher chances of employment, money, better future, you know........

Please advise
Thanks

Don't and Never make the Mistake of Venturing into something based on Financial Gains.

We expect Our Hubby or Work to Pay our Bills but venturing or choosing a Career path based on Financial Gains is a failure from Start.

Agriculture is Large and Lucrative enough all you need is to be Creative in Thinking. You can even be Self employed with Less Headaches and on small Scale and grow from there while you Learn the ropes.

You're an Agric student, you should be looking for something within such axis except you're confident Your knowledge in Computers is above Basic and Have Problem Solving Skills which is very important.

Science related Occupations/Professions require above basic Problem Solving Skills and Determinations to make any headway as You can't rely on Superstitious beliefs.

If your True interests in Computing stems from the adverts and mouther watering things You see Online, just don't waste your time. It's same with almost every profession and occupations BUT in most Science related Professions, you can't hide behind Certifications and the likes.

...and if you really honestly want to put in what it takes, then a Good starting point is Identifying what area in Computing you're more comfortable in - Some of Us are Server administrators, Designers, Programmers, etc.

Computing is very wide and you just can't belong to everywhere.

You need to do research to understands the different Areas of Computing and where you can fit in.

if you're naturally good with Designs, Graphics or Web Design (don't mistake it for Web Development) or other Design oriented aspects of computing should be your starting point.

if good with Solving problems, coming up with solutions, Programming should be where you look at though if you're good in other angles, you can decide which to choose from.

Understand it takes time to get enough knowledge to even satisfy the Most Basic requests of a Client. Don't be in a Hurry, just be serious about it and you wouldn't know when You're already Servicing clients.

Never relate with Cobblers parading as Web Developers - some have fancy Offices and some even run Lectures. I refer to Cobblers as those who all they know is Download ready-made Plugins, themes, Modules, etc and Couple them together.

Also forget about Certifications even if you intend working in cooperate organizations. You can't hide behind Certificates in this Line of Field.
No One Learns Computing attending WorkShops. You can't Learn computing and be averagely Proficient in it in Less than 1-year.
You learn enough to start attending to Basic projects and learn from there. In other words, you get better everyday as you solve more problems.

A Good Lawyer or Doctor or Mechanic or Whatever even if it's an Electrician didn't get so Good under 3-years. it took them years out of which the Doctor must have killed some Patients, the Lawyer must have Lost some Cases, the electrician must have spoilts some electronics, the mechanic must have damaged some Engines, etc but as long as they kept learning from their Mistakes, they kept improving.

Today there's Windows 10 and there's IPhone 11 but these weren't there starting points. They kept improving and learning to get to where they are today.

If you decide to attend Tutorials/WorkShops (which you can even get free Online), take it as an Introductive Guide and nothing more.

Pay Money to No One. From my calculation, all it should cost You is Your PC (Laptop / Desktop) and Mobile Data (₦500 should be enough for a Month since this would be the Learning stage with less Real Projects. Need to download Large files, do such at Night from a friend or using a Plethora of Cheap Night Data plans which are as low as ₦25 ).
You don't even need an expensive PC. Any would do till you out grow it's strength.

Your Greatest Expense is going to be Your Determination and nothing More. When You're Determined, You wouldn't even mind How Much Time you invests and How Much Sleep You Loose.

Once again, make no mistake of Starting or going into anything primarily for Monetary Gains especially if it's Science related because there would sure be a Time when things would get Tough. It's your WHY that would keep or Stop you Moving ahead.

I don't LIVE on Nairaland and only comes around once in a while. I might never see subsequent responses even if it's a mention.

Goodluck and Bye for Now

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Food / Re: Please Recommend A Good Freezer Brand by bassdow(m): 11:50am On Oct 31, 2019
Hi Guys

What's currently a Good Brand Name in Chest Freezers at the Moment ?

1. Based on electric current consumption...
2. Reliability and durability of the compressor in particular....
3. Longevity of freezing capacity in case of power outage..

Currently looking at Haier Thermocool and Midea.

Let me know your Thoughts and ReCommendations. Might be going for Used (ToKunbo) as most New Appliances aren't as Durable as Old Versions even from a Good Brand.

Thanks for your anticipated assistance.
Webmasters / Re: Web Designer Needed! Quotes Please by bassdow(m): 1:06pm On Oct 19, 2019
sayisayi:
I need a website for a company service with bookings and payments able to be made online. Will also need back pages highlighting artist services.

Service involves nudity so religious fundamentalists need not apply.

Quote for the above pls.

You can't get an Honest Quote with such little information.
Web development isn't Buying of Phones where you just state it's Model and Make.

Drop your contact or Get in touch with Us via +2349020325050 .

Alternatively, drop more details and features so anyOne who can would give you a response.

NB: Am not often in here hence reason I drop our Contact (+2349020325050) just in case you decides to call.
Business / Re: Seven Banks Fail Cbn’s Stress Test by bassdow(m): 7:10pm On Oct 18, 2019
nams77:
I can conveniently list those banks



For those asking why the banks where not listed, if CBN does that, it will trigger panic withdrawals which will sound the death knell of these banks, leading to sudden death.


What cbn needs to do is capital injection, asset management and keen supervision of the affected banks.
They can also relieve some of the top management of these organizations of their jobs

I knew all this already.

In situations such as This, all I do is watch out for signs of *Damage Control* and to what Direction it flows.
That way, I get to Figure Out the Answer to the Question(s) being hidden.

Anyway am not Surprised in any ways because Nigerian banks rarely have any product they generate Revenue from other than Funny Deductions and Charges + the few who still Borrow Money from them among others.

This TSA remains One thing whose effect would take Long to wear off.

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Phones / Re: Computer Village by bassdow(m): 6:36pm On Oct 18, 2019
bassdow:


Ask those who have Purchased a FuFu phone before AND they would tell you they Tested it and it worked perfectly.


How those Guys work is very Simple - they come with a fully working Phone and a Replica Casing packed with FuFu.

They give you the working One to Test and allow you enough time to Test it while giving you a slight air of Hurry as na for Road Una dey.

When you're through, they Pocket it back while discussing (e.g Price) with you.

As soon as you both comes to agreement and You Pay, they give you the phone (after exchanging it for the One wey chop FuFU) and tell you something (like You should pocket it quickly so people don't collect it from you, or police issue, etc.) that would make you not look at it before they have enough time to DisAppear.


na Later you go Understand.

Another thing, You still can be Scammed in the Shops also - Some would pose as sellers (I believe they have agreement with shop owner) while other Customers (maybe na them arrange the crowd sef) are in the Shop and give you a Fake receipt (that's if you collect receipt sef).

when you come back (after being sold a Faulty/ReFurbished device) to lay a complain, na then you go see another face(s) who would tell you it wasn't from them you bought it fro.

Producing a receipt wouldn't help either as it (in most cases) wouldn't match.

Even if it matches, they can tell you to point out who atteneded to you, when you can't (since the person wouldn't be there then), they would say maybe you gave your money to a Customer or someOne posing as a seller in their SHop while they were attending to others and finish it up with Bros/Babe shine your eyes na. Na Lagos you dey. Why you go let person use your Brain Like this na.

You can't make wahala easily (except of course you know your way) as you might even get confused trying to be sure you're in the Right Place. Now that's their Deal-Breaker as any sign of conFusion OR Doubt would be an advantage they would quickly take as advantage of.

If you try raising your Voice, people around (mostly them them) would come Calm you down. They would succeed except of course you able to take control of the situation BUT that doesn't come easily.

There Are More ways you can get Scammed BUT easiest is doing the following to avoid Stories that Touch
1. Don't get Swayed by Overtly Cheap Prices (it's way EaSier to fall for Scams when you're looking for Short-Cuts/cheap purchases).
2. Take Your time checking your Purchase before making Payments.
3. Ask all Questions no matter how many they might Be. If they starts getting Angry and/ or imPatient, either ignore them or approach another seller who has your time. Excuses such as Am rushing to or we're about to close, or someOne already paid part-payment for it and it's the Last one BUT am selling because of You (even if they try making you Believe you're from same village hence your brother/Sister), etc should never Sway you into skipping any process OR inFluence your Buying Decisions. Scammers / Marketers wants you to Act Now and wouldn't want you having enough time to evaluate what they tell or give You.
4. Always ensure your Questions gets Answered exactly to your Satisfaction - Lots of them knows how to Deflect or ReConstruct a Question or keep saying something else till you forget you asked something earlier.
5. Only make Payments when 100% sure of your Purchase. They only have your time Before You pay them. As soon as you Pay them, their attension to you diminishes and they want to attend to someOne else. and if you are back to lay a complain, na there wahala go dey as they would rarely have your time except of course You know your way.



...and if You're Smart Enough, you can Magga the Magga sef.

Bye for Now


To Those Liking this comment, did you really Read it to the end ?
Funny enough, was a bit surprised I wrote all this as it's funny How I knew this Much but then, You never can tell

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Pets / Re: Modified by bassdow(m): 4:04pm On Sep 27, 2019
akinjuly77:
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Color : White
Sex: Male
Playful , stubborn and obedient.

You can what'sapp me for Video 08069148899.

Price: 50k


How can an Animal be Stubborn and Obedient ?
Webmasters / A Front-end Designer Needed by bassdow(m): 10:12am On Aug 20, 2019
This would be short and Quick.

Our in-house staff could use the assistance of a Front-end designer. We're currently busy hence the need for One.

The website and APP already has been developed hence all we would be needing of you are layout design changes.

This is not WORDPRESS or any of it's likes. SCRIPT sellers please don't bother.

Please only send a WhatsApp message to +2349020325050 if you're sure you can deliver.

Script, Theme & Plugin installers don't bother sending us a message Except of course you're certain you can deliver.

Please don't Call, just a whatsApp message and we take it from there.

We are short of TIME hence won't be patient enough with Time-WASTERs.

Thanks
Webmasters / Re: Flutterwave Enquiry by bassdow(m): 10:06am On Aug 20, 2019
Bohr:
Hi everyone.
Has anyone here used Flutterwave international payment gateway?
What were your experience?
Will you recommend it?

Yea.

We have clients using them both foreign and local. They're Okay.
Properties / Re: My Experience With A Fraudulent Property Agent by bassdow(m): 4:53pm On Jul 14, 2019
BecaciaBarbie:

The matter Don tire me sef.... EFCC gave us 1month before our petition can be approved, little by little this case is dying slowly, and we are all starting to look else where to get another money for accommodation. It's very sad this happened, I could have escaped it but God knows best. This has really affected so many things I can't discuss here.


We just spoke on Phone now.

Abeg no bring up the things we discussed Oooo as here na Public forum.

GoodLuck

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Properties / Re: My Experience With A Fraudulent Property Agent by bassdow(m): 4:03pm On Jul 14, 2019
I wouldn't be surprised if You Guys are becoming Silent over this issue.

It's lack of or little Noise that gives Enforcement Officials opportunity to push things where they shouldn't be.

If Only a Couple of people can turn Silent Investigators, catch them , deal with them while collecting Bullet Proof, Unquestionable Evidence.

It's most with such that even those in Power protecting them can't do anything for Fear of Compromising their Position(s).

I sincerely understand this WasteProducts have a Lot of people (Police, Lawyers, Attorneys, etc) protecting them.

BUT if you all let Go, then they would still remain in Business.

Can't talk much here BUT hope to never be in Una shoes.
Romance / Re: I Don't Want To Marry Her. Should I Reject The Job? by bassdow(m): 3:51pm On Jul 14, 2019
SageMK:
That job comes with a psychological price tag.

Bro if you accept it, you will be burdened by a sense of obligation. So the question is will you succumb or not?

Whatever you decide, don't marry out of obligation.
And If you take the job, don't be too comfortable.

Have a plan B.




I love your Response.

Let Me add a Silly Plan B

Provide a Silly Genotype along the Lines after knowing her Genotype.
...and fall ill regularly (even if it's the type most of us fall whenever we want to avoid going to work).

Save heavily for the Rainy Day (ensure the account is safe Oooo)

Never allow them realize easily (or at all) You deceived them. A Man can forget or Overlook things easily, not Women; especially an Elderly Mum.

I say never rub it on their Face you Played them.

Have a Fool Proof Plan C, D, E, etc.

At the end of the Day, Life would be easier with them if They're at Fault.


PS: Funny enough, I trust Women, they would Escalate things adding OverDose catalyst you might never have enough time (or any time at all) to do anything different from their Plan before becoming PaPa

PSS: Women are good with reading invisible lines hence She would easily know when things aren't clear
Properties / Re: My Experience With A Fraudulent Property Agent by bassdow(m): 10:57pm On Jun 28, 2019
mastar111:
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We wanted to, but we already contacted PPC and Ministry of justice so they asked us not to contact EFCC. You can try EFCC.

I just checked the Whatsapp group we created then. The news about this current scam at Ketu was posted there, and the pictures of some of the scanners was also posted. Some of the victims of our own scam are confirming that it is the same group of guys. Some of them said they paid into the account of that Mr Adewale Prince. All of them including that Alhaji Garba are working together. You remember when I told you they were building another house in Ikorodu, I think it's Ketu. Those guys are professional scammers. They are up to 10.

I suggest you guys leave police, use EFCC or an authority that they cannot get to. Because if you ask me, I will say all the police stations in that area has been sabotaged.


Just a Note:

Can see more people have Trust & Faith in EFCC than they do with the Police, well the Truth is they are all same.
The Police force has both Corrupt and Honest Officials. It's same with the EFCC and every other Body.

Funny enough, the Military has got the worst form of Corruption BUT since they don't Interface often with the Public and aren't closer to the People, Most think they are better.

By the way, EFCC was formed out of the Police force.

You Guys should make enough Noise and never leave them alone till you're satisfied.

Also be weary of Lawyers who would want to Cash in cheaply.

They easily could even use Lawyers (because they know You Guys would easily Listen to a Lawyer) parading as being on your sides to Turn things around.

To best of ma knowledge, this issue has got no business with Military or Police. The ICPC and EFCC are the Ones who should be handling this issue.

EFCC has been known to often Loose cases with PoliThiefCians (especially those with Deep pockets) BUT wins cases against Those with Shallow pockets (e.g Yahoo Boys, Company managers, Petty Frauds, etc).

If this Una fraudsters get sense, na to spend a Percentage of the Loot to Lawyer up and wet the ground enough it's slippery to continue. Let's hope they never succeed.
Properties / Re: My Experience With A Fraudulent Property Agent by bassdow(m): 10:39pm On Jun 28, 2019
Franky826:


Very smart move. I pray EFCC isn't compromised too. Cos people like this have very long legs.


As Long as they don't keep Mute and Continue Making enough Noise even after the Fraudsters have been apprehended, there would easily be no room for Funny tricks.

problem is most people would just Leave everything to the Authorities to continue.

Moreover Catching One of them doesn't necessarily mean you easily get your money OR get it at all.

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Properties / Re: My Experience With A Fraudulent Property Agent by bassdow(m): 10:34pm On Jun 28, 2019
mastar111:


The case is still in court. The last hearing date was June 5th, Salah day. It did not hold. That was after it was fixed on a previous public holiday in April, I think Easter or so. It did not hold. Before that April date, it was fixed on a court free day around February or so. It didn't hold. This is how him and the judge keep fixing the hearing on public holidays. The next date now is September. I have forgotten the particular date. Imagine that. They want us to give up, and their plan is working cos many has given up. But we have decided to take the case out of that court in Yaba, to the high court in Ikeja.

Initially, we instituted a civil case, which will only recover our money and the man might go free. Then we wanted our money back. This was the advice of some lawyers we contacted. Later on, we decided to take the case to Ikeja, and change it to a criminal case. According to lawyers also, this may not recover our money, but if the man is convicted, he would go to jail. At this point, we don't care much about the money but we want the man to be jailed.

About the house, we also thought that it would be sealed, sold and the money realized would be used to refund us. But, this is Nigeria. nothing happened. people are still living there till now.

This happened last year July. It's getting to one year now. I even created a thread for it here.

From his facebook account which he still operates, we discovered that he is building another house in Ikorodu, probably with the money he scammed from us. I just pity people that will be paying him upfront. Also, he is not alone. They are up to 5 to 10 men in the business. He has changed his facebook name to Alhaji Sonibare. The guy is a serial Scammer.


Nigeria is a very funny country. Scammers work with the law enforcement agencies.

My sister, this is not to discourage you, but plan ahead. Don't put all your hopes there. Better things are ahead.


If You have this much InTel on this People, don't you know how to Lure them into the Open and take care of things.

Don't know You or if you're still at the Youthful stage BUT this is One of the numerous things I hate about Youths of Our-Days - they're too Docile, busy Worshiping same Waste Products who enslaved them.

If you know them this well and also a Victim, why not Lure them out, deal with them enough before handing them over to the Law.

Giving Up and/ or Leaving things to Faith means such ill doings continues.

You might have Heard no One is Above the Law - well that's True UNTIL it's Not True.
Properties / Re: My Experience With A Fraudulent Property Agent by bassdow(m): 7:10pm On Jun 25, 2019
BecaciaBarbie:

Exactly, I am very sure they will contact those who moved in but that might be in a year's time but hopefully before then they would be behind bars by God's Grace! They caused so many of us so much pains.


Now this would have been a very Cheap way of Catching them without raising much Dust.

To catch a Criminal have different ways and methods.
The easiest is Make little Scene, and appear to have given up.

When they let down their Guards, you catch them Stress-Free.

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Properties / Re: My Experience With A Fraudulent Property Agent by bassdow(m): 7:07pm On Jun 25, 2019
Johnkay01:

The did has been done and the lesson has been learnt - though in hard way.

The issue now is "solution". These guy carted away around 40 million of naira. Over 200 person paid them and the least is 150k, some paid 500k depending on what you want (flat and self contain).


...and how Behind and Deep your pockets are.
Properties / Re: My Experience With A Fraudulent Property Agent by bassdow(m): 7:06pm On Jun 25, 2019
Carlyboi:
To be candid babe those fraudsters if they’re still in town will jet out in max 3 days,we are talking bout 200 people paying a minimum of 200k babe that’s 40m at least you will need serious luck to catch them to be candid....if they don’t abscond they must have an insane kinda backup plan to be so confident so you won’t be able to catch them easily.....but if they don’t and they’re still in Lagos they must be the dumbest fraudsters on the face of the earth cos you can even get a visa on arrival in rwanda while loads of African countries and the Caribbean being the same in other words this is a well thought out fraud-scheme and a well thought out plan....You will need a lot of support but if they’re still in town they can be easily tracked or smoked out and if they state government gets involved that would be your best bet as they can take it seriously...the police can be easily influenced with money even with their own involved and EFCC can only arrest or prosecute a suspect they can locate or reach if not they’re mostly useless in your situation....I just hope the Mr hazmat helps you guys on this cos to be frank with you it’s only serious help from that kinda level that can help you get justice and recover your money..........

Really Love your addition

If really done well, even the government may never be able to catch them.

If you know ow much common Banks Loose Annually with no Convictions or Catches though I also know few of those crimes have insiders as Catalyst.

Best approach would have been to let them Cool off and catch them whenever they retreats.

Being caught off-Guard would have been best BUT if they already have previous crimes, then who knows if an Investigators really does a Good work, they might be able to figure out a Pattern which would lead to their Apprehension
Properties / Re: My Experience With A Fraudulent Property Agent by bassdow(m): 6:59pm On Jun 25, 2019
seanwilliam:
if 8days don nack and u no get what u want, call am with anoda number to get hold of him and involve SARS(not ordinary police o) or SOLDIER. and make sure the SARS is from a very far place, u knw he might get connection with the one wey dey near. u go dey alright laslas

Only a Stingy & Self-fish Person would commit a Crime of this magnitude and easily be Pulled out of hiding by this Simple Technique.


Except of course the person is a Serial Fraudster who has another Venue of Crime and you happen to know that.

For this current One, who knows, all the GSM numbers wey una get sef might all have been acquired for Temporary Use which means they might or Must have ditched them by now.

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Properties / Re: My Experience With A Fraudulent Property Agent by bassdow(m): 6:55pm On Jun 25, 2019
Johnkay01:
This is the house


Are you equally a Victim ?
Properties / Re: My Experience With A Fraudulent Property Agent by bassdow(m): 6:49pm On Jun 25, 2019
bts1:


I think something is not right, did you see or talk with the owner of the property before paying to the agent. next time don't pay to the agent but rather pay to the owner of the property or on he/she(the owner) instruction

Thanks


How Would most people know the Land-Lord especially since they could be shown just anyOne.

What can help is having someOne who haven't met them to go ask around (especially if there are Tenants in the compound.) so as to be sure the owner is actually whom they were shown.

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Properties / Re: My Experience With A Fraudulent Property Agent by bassdow(m): 6:47pm On Jun 25, 2019
Opus85:
i am an estate surveyor and to tell you the truth, the deal looks shady. does the agent have a real office location? have you asked people around about the agent? when he became worried after you took his picture just sold him out. request for a refund before the bubble burst on your head.

my dad who was into agency business fell into this kind of thing with his clients last year. in fact, they will issue original receipts to you join self to cover their track. fear any house that a developer is involved.

I remember Advising a Nairalander about this tactics of giving out Receipts even while the Transaction isn't legit.

Computer Village Guys are good at such very well

This people just keep closing deals while legitimate Sellers suffer the Trust Issues they leave behind.

I can tell you Omo`Onile scam is kinda better than most Real-Estate Companies spring up almost every where.

Avoiding Scams of any type can be difficult

BUT

Being Smart, Stupid with Brain AND also being Paranoid while Questioning every thing down to the last detail helps keep you safer.
Being Up to date with their Atrocities is another thing
Properties / Re: My Experience With A Fraudulent Property Agent by bassdow(m): 6:38pm On Jun 25, 2019
Acidosis:


Seriously?! shocked shocked shocked These guys are hardened criminal. I hope the bank would do something very quickly with the accounts. Justice should also come with full refund.

There Accounts could be frozen following executive order BUT i believe it would be of no use as the Monies would have left the account few minutes or seconds after it landed.

That's what any Person with Common sense would do. The Money might even be Transfered in another Account whose Paper trail might never trail thanks to Our Countries porous ways of Transactions.

Maybe them don even share the Money sef as soon as any Victim makes any payment.

Funny enough, upcoming Criminals would be Learning this Scams and altering them to perfect them.

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Properties / Re: My Experience With A Fraudulent Property Agent by bassdow(m): 11:19pm On Jun 24, 2019
BecaciaBarbie:

Infact, I have made a screenshot of your advice to remind myself everyday. Trust is actually the main issue now just as you stated in your comment, and it is even almost causing unnecessary quarels among some of the victims as people are holding back valid info. Thank you very much. I'll keep on updating you how this whole issue and lastly, we are planning to go to Alausa & EFCC tomorrow file a complaint, hopefully something good will come out of this, as we want them to seal up that building.


Sealing the Building would be Good BUT

it can be by-Passed by those criminals.

All they need do is send someOne else to come forward claiming ownership of the building and not Aware of what happened.

might even claim to have traveled to far location and never instructed anyOne to rent it Out or know anyOne who might have done this.

At the end of the day, conclusion might end up being the Fraudsters used SomeOne's else Property to Perpetuate a crime without Owner's knowledge.

Be weary of anyOne trying to Be Close to You at this stage even if they look lost and confused and needing you to carry Him/Her along.

You might find yourself Borading a Bus/Bike or Trekking with SomeOne whom you think is also a Victim.
There're several ways to getting Close to SomeOne.

So I just Hope they are Caught.

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Properties / Re: My Experience With A Fraudulent Property Agent by bassdow(m): 6:02pm On Jun 23, 2019
BecaciaBarbie:

Wooooooow I really don't need to go into details with you, you know everything already!!!! I am really wowed.

Thanks for this advice, you made some really really intelligent points, I'm very very grateful. Right now, the number of the man is going? How do we locate him, because I don't know if the police will work on this. And we need this money back urgently because the current rent will expire by July. I was told the man is communicating with someone among us, so you are very right about not trusting anyone.





If You're are in Quick need of that Money, na Sorry I go tell You as that isn't going to be possible anytime soon.
so if your Rent is about to exPire, better start gathering another Money to either ReNew OR ReLocate.

My Comment above already to you all.

Now is the Hot Period, they are laying Low and Security Conscious. Even a Call from their Dear Mama might not be enough for them to show-up.

Allow them Cool down, get relaxed and catch them when their Defense is low. Now is not the Right time because they know they being Chased.
Some might even Travel outside the State where the Crime was committed BUT it's just so things can cool down.

What you should be doing now is Gathering InTel on them NOT trying to catch them.

Be Careful of those Among You all crying of being Defrauded as not all of You might be a Victim. You might think You all are in same Boat not knowing Some are Parading as Victims just so they are able to get First-Hand Intel on whatever steps you Victims are taking.

As for the Person whose Account You Paid into being called an Alhaji, I believe they know the Word Alhaji is synonymous to being Connected & Wealthy + Trust-Worthy hence you wouldn't want to look so deep into anything. Just like you wouldn't ask an Oba so much Questions if doing a Transaction with an Oba.

Like already said, now should be InTel Gathering stage and be sure no Intel you gather would raise a red flag for them to know They're being investigated.

After you have enough information on them, just LayLow waiting for them to come out of Hiding and that's when they Get caught.

Depending on how Sophisticated they are AND how much total they Stole from their Victims, it might not be so easy catching them on time.







UPDATE
I replied without reading your entire response above BUT after I posted this response, was when I saw this part of your Comment I was told the man is communicating with someone among us Am only pointing it out so you know How very Important it is for you to work alone on this. trust Yourself alone.

Even if you involve a Police not already involved now, there's no telling they wouldn't switch sides later; Money is very Powerful except you're stupid like me.

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Properties / Re: My Experience With A Fraudulent Property Agent by bassdow(m): 11:39am On Jun 23, 2019
BecaciaBarbie:

Thank you so much... I have been trying to connect with people online just to see of we could track them down.

How sure are you the Criminal isn't going to be One of Them
Properties / Re: My Experience With A Fraudulent Property Agent by bassdow(m): 11:38am On Jun 23, 2019
BecaciaBarbie:

We have account number, photo and phone numbers....but no one around to help except God oooo..... I'm devastated.

Took My time going through the Entire thread and to be Honest, just the first Line on the First page already told Me all I needed to Know.

That's because am not just Smart BUT do have a Criminal inStinct (just that I don't use it for evil.)

Well the deed already has been done.

As for not being Listened to, let me make a Guess - You're a Lady and the Person who made the Payment is a Man. probably relationship between you both is Marriage (or you're still dating).
If am Right, then it's African Mentality of not listening to WoMen especially since most Males see them as not just at the Lower-Chain BUT to be troublesome so much they easily can take concerns where there's nothing to worry about.

From the start, you Guys already made a mistake (Making Payment and listening to such Silly ExCuse)


BUT to Solve this problem is very simple BUT going the Route you all are doing now means they Might never be caught.

There are Several Ways of apprehending a Criminal but for Security safe (don't want to expose lots of tactics), would list the Easiest Least Way :

When you commit a crime and things goes Side-ways, you already know you're being hunted hence the Criminal(s) would lie low while also avoiding lot's of means to get caught

1. How sure are You few the Criminal(s) aren't a member on Nairaland. Major reason I can't expose much here.
2. You have His/Her Picx and they made it a lot of Big deal to ensure you no longer have it. That should have given you enough reason to Act Immediately. Thank God you're Alive sha.
3. You have account numbers and possibly BVN and few other details if provided by the bank. Hopefully the bank account isn't a Business Account else no much Luck.
4. AnyOne planning a Crime (especially of such Magnitude) would Lay a Good Foundation and those involves using UnTraceAble details and leaving little or no Paper Trails.
5. They know they're being Chased hence are on the Run Working against most of the Actions The VICTIM is using. They might evn be Smarter than the VICTIM sef.
6. According to the Law, you're to report to Nearest Police in same Jurisdiction where the Event occurred BUT then, that isn't always GOOD as the system is highly Corrupt hence there might be insiders who could get things ComPromised.
7. The Criminal(s) might be able to Predict your next Moves BUT that depends on how Smart they ARE in relative to How Smart/Dumb you are.

I could go On and On BUT to Catch a Criminal, you need to be UnPreDictAble .


My Simple and Honest Suggestion is to do the following.

Make a Report at the Police Station (just so it's on reCord). After that, ForGet about the Entire InCident (BUT continue doing Silent Findings Behind the Scene) BUT that's just for a while to allow the Criminal(s) enough time THINK they have gotten away and Relax and come Out of hiding.

After then, You should have enough InTel to be atleast 93% sure you've got them, then work towards catching the entire team OR atleast one of them.

The Police can work BUT shouldn't always be Trusted.

If you must work with the Police, ensure it's a Police not in same Jurisdiction (in-fact to be on safe side, let it be One far away with as Little team as Possible. The Small the Search team, the Better) and should work UnDerCover so even the Police wouldn't know what's happening. Now these would cost MONEY bBUT if you have an agreement with DPO (which isn't difficult), you can spend a lot Less Money and they GET paid when the Criminals are finally Caught. That's how the Police work - they take a Percentage of ReCovered Funds.


Trying to catch the Criminal(s) now may not always be the best Option as this is the Hot Period they know to Lay Low.

ReLax now and Catch them when their Guards are Down.

Sorry for the Long Write-Up.

Bye for now

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Phones / Re: Computer Village by bassdow(m): 7:15pm On Jun 12, 2019
Flytime:

Guy I smart I go test am na,plus I know person wey I go meet na the model name I need

Ask those who have Purchased a FuFu phone before AND they would tell you they Tested it and it worked perfectly.


How those Guys work is very Simple - they come with a fully working Phone and a Replica Casing packed with FuFu.

They give you the working One to Test and allow you enough time to Test it while giving you a slight air of Hurry as na for Road Una dey.

When you're through, they Pocket it back while discussing (e.g Price) with you.

As soon as you both comes to agreement and You Pay, they give you the phone (after exchanging it for the One wey chop FuFU) and tell you something (like You should pocket it quickly so people don't collect it from you, or police issue, etc.) that would make you not look at it before they have enough time to DisAppear.


na Later you go Understand.

Another thing, You still can be Scammed in the Shops also - Some would pose as sellers (I believe they have agreement with shop owner) while other Customers (maybe na them arrange the crowd sef) are in the Shop and give you a Fake receipt (that's if you collect receipt sef).

when you come back (after being sold a Faulty/ReFurbished device) to lay a complain, na then you go see another face(s) who would tell you it wasn't from them you bought it fro.

Producing a receipt wouldn't help either as it (in most cases) wouldn't match.

Even if it matches, they can tell you to point out who atteneded to you, when you can't (since the person wouldn't be there then), they would say maybe you gave your money to a Customer or someOne posing as a seller in their SHop while they were attending to others and finish it up with Bros/Babe shine your eyes na. Na Lagos you dey. Why you go let person use your Brain Like this na.

You can't make wahala easily (except of course you know your way) as you might even get confused trying to be sure you're in the Right Place. Now that's their Deal-Breaker as any sign of conFusion OR Doubt would be an advantage they would quickly take as advantage of.

If you try raising your Voice, people around (mostly them them) would come Calm you down. They would succeed except of course you able to take control of the situation BUT that doesn't come easily.

There Are More ways you can get Scammed BUT easiest is doing the following to avoid Stories that Touch
1. Don't get Swayed by Overtly Cheap Prices (it's way EaSier to fall for Scams when you're looking for Short-Cuts/cheap purchases).
2. Take Your time checking your Purchase before making Payments.
3. Ask all Questions no matter how many they might Be. If they starts getting Angry and/ or imPatient, either ignore them or approach another seller who has your time. Excuses such as Am rushing to or we're about to close, or someOne already paid part-payment for it and it's the Last one BUT am selling because of You (even if they try making you Believe you're from same village hence your brother/Sister), etc should never Sway you into skipping any process OR inFluence your Buying Decisions. Scammers / Marketers wants you to Act Now and wouldn't want you having enough time to evaluate what they tell or give You.
4. Always ensure your Questions gets Answered exactly to your Satisfaction - Lots of them knows how to Deflect or ReConstruct a Question or keep saying something else till you forget you asked something earlier.
5. Only make Payments when 100% sure of your Purchase. They only have your time Before You pay them. As soon as you Pay them, their attension to you diminishes and they want to attend to someOne else. and if you are back to lay a complain, na there wahala go dey as they would rarely have your time except of course You know your way.



...and if You're Smart Enough, you can Magga the Magga sef.

Bye for Now

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Webmasters / Re: NOTICE: Why Was I Suspended In The Technology Forum by bassdow(m): 9:47pm On Jun 07, 2019
Below is a Full Page Screen-Shot of the said Thread which also shows my first response that was sweet to the Eyes of whomever Limited my Access as it's only the 2nd response from me where i was more Honestly Straight & Direct in response.

It's easy to Observe that the Reply Button is missing. The blank hidden row below the Image signature is where my 2nd response was before it was hidden by WhoEver Did so

Webmasters / Re: NOTICE: Why Was I Suspended In The Technology Forum by bassdow(m): 9:40pm On Jun 07, 2019
Here's the Link to Creating a New Thread on Nairaland under the TechNology Category https://www.nairaland.com/newtopic?board=30

Initially, when I saw my comment hidden, thought maybe the OP of that thread did so BUT being UnAble to Post Respond at all on that Thread or Create a new Thread under the Technology Category means it's was the Handi-Work of someOne with Higher privilege(s).

Wouldn't say I haven't seen Funny Behaviors in here BUT I often Prefer to assume I don't know what might/miust have Transpired BUT this is happening to my Nairaland account, and I know all about it.

Below are few Picx anyways

1st & 2nd picx shows missing Create New Topic AND a click on Quote leads to the 2nd error Image.
3rd image shows the RePly Button normally at the bottom of the thread missing

Here's url to the Thread where I made the Response that lead to all these https://www.nairaland.com/5229916/experienced-programmers-please-come

Even the Thread is hidden from list of all threads viewable to my nairaland account. Was only able to construct that url to be able to view the thread as viewing the techNology Category index shows it's Missing from it.

Still awaiting Una response Oooo.

Hope I wouldn't be told it's the BoT at work ?

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