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Facebook now has Nigerian Scammers trolling through HP writers beware

  1. LeanMan profile image80
    LeanManposted 4 years ago

    Just had a nice looking girly add me on FB, with about 40 mutual HP friends - so accepted.

    Started to chat with me.. from US but living in Nigeria! Gave me the line about having money to get out of the country.. can i give bank account details and she ill send to me..

    So I told her I as 12 and had no account.. so asked me to get my parents details so they can help my parents!!

    Marina Smith - is she your friend on FB????


    beware

    1. IzzyM profile image86
      IzzyMposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the heads up smile

  2. dailytop10 profile image88
    dailytop10posted 4 years ago

    It really saddens me that some people do these evil deeds for money. But thank you for the info.

  3. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 4 years ago

    OMG.... Really?
    Thanks for the Heads Up mate...
    Isn't that Ahmed Gunman's wife??  yikes
    The new Nigerian Lotto smartphone apps are apparently being launched next week also...
    $50 for 100 chances with your own choices... but your first four numbers must match your CC pin..
    so the transaction can be verified roll  smile

  4. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Why doesn't the US just block that whole freaking country. I mean if China can do it, then so can we. As far as the censorship issue goes, tough. When they clean up their act, we'll unblock them.

    1. Pearldiver profile image87
      Pearldiverposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The Ol' "Sorry the S-Bend is currently being used" trick... - that'd work... excellent work 69!   lol

  5. LeanMan profile image80
    LeanManposted 4 years ago

    I thought funny that anyone thought that they could convince someone to part with bank account numbers so played with them.. told them I was 12... so they told me to get mum or dads details so they can help them!!!!!!!!!
    Stopped being funny at that point when i realised that my kids sit on FB half their life!

    Have sent messages to all the mutual friends.. some already knew.. but she is friending everyone through HP links..

  6. jimmythejock profile image83
    jimmythejockposted 4 years ago

    I have had a couple of emails from scammers through Hubpages too in the past.....jimmy

  7. Drive-by Quipper profile image61
    Drive-by Quipperposted 4 years ago

    Patty Inglish is a Nigerian scammer? Go figure.

  8. dwachira profile image83
    dwachiraposted 4 years ago

    Yea, or her father was a prominent man in the government who was killed by rebels and that she was left with huge sum of money that she want to transfer into a foreign bank account...bla...bla..bla. They use all these types of scams but i didn't know they have invaded FB too, thanks for the alert.

  9. incomeguru profile image87
    incomeguruposted 4 years ago

    They are those frustrating the effort of the Nigerian Government to rebranding the country's image abroad. What a shame on those trying to reap where did not sow.

    1. Pearldiver profile image87
      Pearldiverposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      That's why so many of them work out of the UK and the Puffin Island resort in the Hebs  sad

    2. IzzyM profile image86
      IzzyMposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      For good folks just as yourself, this whole Nigerian scam thing is such a shame.

      If they were Scottish scammers, it would be awful to have my country associated with them. Or even Spanish, seeing as I now relate closely to Spain too

      I have absolutely no idea how this can be rectified.

      Before, Nigeria was a country in Africa.

      Now, it is scammer city.

      Yet, it just takes a few to ruin a reputation.

      Things will change, because people have short memories.

  10. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 4 years ago

    A hub feedback I got today:

    heloooo;;;; my name is michelle i have seven kids am disabled i get one income thank god for that so i can pay my bills i realy love the hoildays i want to put a smile on my kids face and give theme a chrismas i have a bad back two disk and am a dingal mom i have three boys ages 16. 8 months 10 and girls ages are 15.14.12.8 god bless you can call me on my cell702=782=8860

    Needless to say, I haven't called "michelle"...

    1. Drive-by Quipper profile image61
      Drive-by Quipperposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Heartless!

      1. wilderness profile image96
        wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Hanging my head in deep, deep shame.

    2. Pearldiver profile image87
      Pearldiverposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Heartless Man!!!  sad

      Send her a Fish!!

      1. wilderness profile image96
        wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I should, huh?  The only problem is that none of them ever seem to give their address, or even the country they are in.

        I wonder why not?  It would make things so much easier...

    3. incomeguru profile image87
      incomeguruposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Do they think we are that stupid as they are?

      1. IzzyM profile image86
        IzzyMposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        No, no-one thinks the scammers are stupid, and no-one thinks Nigerians are stupid.

        What we have is a group of people whose English is seriously flawed to put it mildly, aiming letters (emails) towards people who either spot the errors right away, or don't.

        Those that know it is a scam, ignore it. Those that think it is genuine, are uneducated and/or can't spell, may respond.

        Native English speakers can still understand badly written English.

        We have five types here:

        1) Those who understand and know it is a scam
        2) Those who understand and do not know it is a scam
        3) Those who do not understand and would not understand if it hit them on the head.
        4) Those who do not understand what is being asked of them, but want to help.
        5) Those who do understand, and who believe what is being said, and want to help.

        We also have the sixth type - those who understand what is being asked of them, but would not help in any case.

        So no, the world does not think you are stupid. The world is stupid.

        Looking at the above figure, if you were able to mine email addresses. and could get to some of the 6 billion people or whatever our global number is now, then divide by 6, 7, 8 whatever figure you think makes a reasonable response, you could earn millions too.

        Right I am off to compose a poverty email.

        1. wilderness profile image96
          wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Be sure to use your real face, up there on your avatar.  It should help a great deal.

          Just please don't send me a letter - I gave all I had to michelle and would feel really bad that I helped her but not you.

  11. LeanMan profile image80
    LeanManposted 4 years ago

    currently digging a gold mine in my back garden but need some investors to buy in.. if anyone wants to buy into this project just let me know.. big returns on your investments guaranteed.. lol

    1. Pearldiver profile image87
      Pearldiverposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Crowd Funding is what you need mate!
      I'll PM you the names of a few fundraising girls from ummm.... ummm.... arghhhh.... Africa!  lol
      Just send your CC details and they'll fill your garden hole in with more than carrots!  smile

 
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