They are so financially buoyant to attain clubs, parties and buy expensive jewelries, move with girl their different friends and live in expensive rented houses.
Those in the university attend classes with expensive cars and live outside campus with well equipped facilities.
On a daily basis, many Nigeria businessmen and women, ladies, professionals and even the old ones lose chunk of money through fake internet marriage, oversea visa scam, contract proposals, love scams and other various ways adopted by these scammers using social platforms.
“There would be no 419 scam if there are no greedy, credulous and criminally-minded victims ready to reap where they did not sow,” EFCC official explained to our correspondent in Lagos.
In a desperate effort to contain the embarrassment of internet scammers, the Nigerian government established the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Online versions of the scam originate primarily in the United States, the United Kingdom and Nigeria, with Ivory Coast, Togo, South Africa, Benin, the Netherlands, and Spain also having high incidences of such fraud.
The scam messages often claim to originate in Nigeria, but usually this is not true.
I am waiting to your reply and respond immediately, contact me through my Private email: ([email protected]) yours faithfully, Mr.
Budi Kaya.” Wikipedia described an advance-fee scam in Nigeria as a type of fraud and one of the most common types of confidence trick.
There are many variations on this type of scam, including the 419 scam, the Spanish Prisoner scam, the black money scam and the Detroit-Buffalo scam.
The scam has been used with fax and traditional mail, and is now prevalent in online communications like emails.
The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, in return for a small up-front payment, which the fraudster requires in order to obtain the large sum.
If a victim makes the payment, the fraudster either invents a series of further fees for the victim, or simply disappears.
Millions of Naira, Dollars, Pounds sterling and Euros are been ferried to Nigeria through the activities of scammers who have developed new ways to try to convince people that their money-grubbing cons are really genuine.