A Nigerian reality TV star, Tochi has shared a message that was sent by a fraudster impersonating the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi.
The scammer apparently bulk messages to people asking for N2k contribution so that the money raised can be used to file a case in court.
He put his account details and said that he is the Labour Party candidate who lost due to rigging, so he wants to seek justice in court.
The message reads; “Hello. This is Peter Obi, your proud LP candidate. I lost the election due to rigging, but that’s not a problem. I need you to help me with 2k sol can file for a court case..”
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In reaction, @Soft_olufemi said; Yahoo boys be taking advantage of everything
@ViktorEdeh; If I got this text on a good day, I wouldn’t mind being scammed.
@No_F4se; If you close ur eyes on this Nigeria street, you fit wake up for Togo into Ghana must go bag, men dey para, this one dey impersonate presidential candidate, e don happen.
@Therealaliceo; Wait, this person actually think this is format and it will generate him money?? 😂😂
Meanwhile, CorrectNG reported that a Caucasian man has taken to social media to reveal how he scammed people who tried to scam him.
The young guy narrated how he was able to make more than $20,000 from defrauding a bunch of internet fraudsters.
According to the techie, he located the scammers through their investment videos online where they released WhatsApp numbers for unsuspecting victims.
He then contacted them and showed interest in making an investment of 20 thousand dollars and asked each of them how much returns they can guarantee.
Excited by the thought of getting such amount from him, some of the cyber scammers promise paying him $140k by the end of the week.
The software engineer then created a fake version of CashApp and recorded a video of himself acting like he is sending $10,000.
However, he programmed it in such a way that made it to look like CashApp is withholding the money because of how large the sum is.
It then requests them to send him $50 to unlock the account so that they can access the 10k they thought he sent to them.
He shared screenshots of his account statement showing how the unsuspecting scammers sent him amounts ranging from 50 dollars to 75 dollars, not knowing that they are being scammed.