Innocent Nigerian Lady Scammed N107,000 By Fraudsters
As shared by BamBella, On Friday last week which happened to be a public holiday and also the first day of December, my girlfriend was scammed the sum of 107,000 Naira by fraudsters.
How it happened.
On her way to work on that fateful day, she decided to stop at the bank to get some money from the ATM in order to buy a few things in the market when coming back. She was about leaving the bank premises after withdrawing the sum of 10,000 naira when a young man in his early 30’s approached her, the man asked her if she knew a certain Alhaji. He claimed the Alhaji was a very rich man who sells and buy diamonds from people, my girlfriend then told the man to ask the bank security man being that she was in a haste to get to work.
As the man left to go ask the security man, another person(a lady this time) approached my girlfriend, she told my girlfriend that the man that came to ask for directions from her earlier has a diamond worth over 20 Million naira in his possession and that if he’s not well guided, the diamond might be stolen from him. I don’t know how she did it but she was able to convince my girlfriend to follow her so that they can go show the man the way to the Alhaji’s house, unknowingly to my girlfriend, the lady was the man’s accomplice.
That was how my girlfriend boarded a taxi with them in a bid to go look for the fictitious Alhaji, it was why they were on their way they collected my girlfriend’s phone, her bank ATM cards, the 10,000 Naira cash with her and her necklace. After collecting everything from her, they dropped her and drove off. It was at that moment that my girlfriend came back to her senses.
She immediately rushed back to the bank to go tell the security man what had happened and to see if there was a way to block the fraudsters from accessing her account through her ATM card. Note that it was a public holiday and as such there were no workers in the bank that day except the security man. But before the security could call the bank customer care to report the problem, they’ve already emptied her account of her savings. In total, all they stole from her was 107,000 Naira plus her phone and necklace. I’ve been consoling her since Friday as she won’t just stop crying .
I decided to share this just to let you all know the new techniques these fraudsters are using to defraud unsuspecting victims of their hard earned money. Let everyone be careful this period.