BE CAREFUL NOT TO GET SCAMMED
The first thing anyone tells you when you come to Lagos is “shine your eyes”. In my city, a lot can happen in a split second and if you’re not smart or alert you’ll fall victim to one scam or the other.
The fact that I grew up here has helped me not fall victim to any of their scams but new ones come up every day and I've been lucky enough to get out of them. This is because I've heard stories of previous victims and others. After all, I can be generally uninterested in talking to strangers.
The few times I've been approached for any scam-related activity, I've had a way to detect their next move and avoid it before it gets worse. Some of them use jazz so I avoid them by any means necessary.
Although I've not been a victim, my younger sister has been. So on this fateful day, I asked her to help me withdraw from the bank, and she was able to and on her way back, I'm guessing those people saw that she had some money with her, they approached her.
They were able to convince her to follow them somewhere by telling her they are from Togo and have some gold with them that they needed to sell and would give her a certain percentage if she can take them to that location, to which she agreed to.
One thing I've noticed about scammers is that their victims are always either desperate or greedy. In my sister's case, she was greedy because why else would she agree to follow someone she doesn't know because they promised her money that's not hers.
Anyway, on getting to that location, they took her to some uncompleted building. Collected all the money she had on her and also her phone. Luckily for her, the place wasn't so far from home because she had to trek back home after the whole ordeal since there was nothing left on her.
We still tease her about it to date but we're also grateful that she made it back alive because a lot of things could have gone wrong. I feel bad for people who have lost more to these people. My only advice is that we are more careful and hope we don't also fall, victim.
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Thank God for your sister oo. They could have done something other than taking everything from her. She was so lucky my dear. Yes, the victims are either greedy or not contented but their eyes are opened when they realize they have been duped.
Yes o cause even when she got home that day, she wasn't herself. As tho they drugged her or something, we thank God for life.
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Exactly, greed and the love of money is one of our greatest weak points for the scammers to use against us.
Your sister was lucky it was just money and phone they collected from her and she was not raped.
Next time, she will be wise as her elder sister.
So dear, how is the challenge going, hope those points are moving high, hehe, I guess they are.
Just dropped by to see how your doing.
They say once bitten twice shy. Now she is more careful about those things.
Thanks for checking on me dear. I have not joined the fun today but I'll be sure to join tomorrow
Thank God for her life. Scammers are terrible people, I think those scammed should be encouraged not teased because some of them may have given in unintentionally, not even because of greed they might be hipnotised sometimes. Hahaha
You're right about encouraging them. I know of a friend who was hypnotised and lost a lot to these people. Thank you for your comment
Shame, that’s sad for your sister. Scammers are nasty, glad you’re street-smart❤️
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Yeah, it was a really sad thing. I'm glad she's okay.
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Oh myyyy! How come a lone girl decided to go with strangers. Imagining the situation gives me chills. They could give her more damage and assault. Thanks to God she was saved
I'm grateful to God that she wasn't hurt. Thank you for stopping by
I am glad that she was okay, that could have ended for her a lot worse!
Happy Wednesday Blessing, this is one half of The Charming Rascals popping in for the dreemport ecency challenge to see how you are getting on? Day 3 of week 1 already! How are you enjoying it? It is fun as usual I think😁 Have a great rest of your day and let's do this💪
Thank you for checking on me. The challenge has been going well so far, although it seems I may lose my streak today. I better go check on my partner
My pleasure, ah well still time yet Blessing!
Good a thing she came back alive and in one piece and those guys were interested only in the money. Because there were a lot of things that could have gone wrong. But nothing did, and that is enough cause to be grateful.
Thank you for sharing this with us.
Indeed, I believe they just wanted money. Thank God she didn't encounter the wrong kind. Thank you for stopping by.