Top 5 Scams Attempted Everyday in Nigeria

nigerian scam 1Nigeria is a lovely place to live in; great climate, abundant natural resources, amazing landscapes and beaches, and a whole bunch of amusing people. Unfortunately among us are a faction whom have pledged to wreak havoc on the finances of the unsuspecting victim. You can’t be in Nigeria and ignore the scams I’m about to list in this article. They’re as relevant today as they were over 20 years ago (a colleague of mine today confirmed that his mum was a victim of scam No. 5) Continue reading

Airtel is recruiting! (Beware of scam)

Dear readers,

I would like to bring to your attention the viral text that has flooded Blackberries across Nigeria and beyond. The text reads:

Airtel is recruIting! Apply thru ( Please ensure you pass this on, even if u don’t need it!

^^ That site is FAKE so be warned! If you click on the site you’ll find that the logo is wrong (and it looks like a scanned image). The Airtel logo is supposed to be white with a red background and NOT orange & purple. The real Airtel site is Fraudsters have obviously found a new way of phishing – sending fake recruitment site links through text in order to trap unsuspecting applicants who would go on to provide personal data. Please tell your friends to be careful about giving out personal information on websites without verifying their authenticity. DON’T BE A VICTIM!!!