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Here's My 419 Experience, Whats Yours?

Hey everyone, share your 419 experiences here so we can all get wary of them fraudsters

My Last experience was yesterday. I entered a Red Taxi from Jabi (I wanted to get to Berger jnctn in Wuse, Abuja). The driver already had two passengers before me. A man and a young light-skined (ugly) lady. "Heh!", He exclaimed, as we approached Berger Junvtion. "These VIO people dey here, abeg make I follow like say I de go Area 1, go turn for the other side".

As he boycotted the roundabout, the young lady said she wanted to drop and that she has load. 'Ahh!', said thedriver, 'I though U said U were not the owner of that blue bag in the boot'. She replied and admitted that it was hers. Suddenly, the driver said he was going to take her to their Union for questioning. The other passenger then started pleading for the girl that and asking the driver just to drop her saying "What did she put in the bag?" That was how the driver started accusing her that so she was the one that owns the bag that contain so much dollars and that she had told him her luggage contained plates (Doesnt this 419 drill sound farmiliar). He treatened to take this girl to the police.

I'm out of breath, I'll be back for the rest of the story. I need to eat dinner

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Thanks for the response.

Yes I know that greed is the primary causal factor and I subscribe to the ideology that "you can't cheat an honest Man".

A close family memeber was scammed last week, allegedly, all I am trying to do here is understand if it's possible to willingly go to the bank and withdraw additional money. If so, is it greed, fear that caused this.

It is a trust issue for me and I want to make sure that the family member was not a cohort but a victim.

I would be elated to hear from those that were scammed/duped.

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Everything starts with your own believe in getting rich quick ...if you don't believe in "free lunch" then it will be difficult if not impossible to swindle you...

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Old thread but still relevant.

I have questions.

1) Is it possible during this washing money scam to be convinced to go to the bank to get more money and you'll do it?

2 Why would they steal neck chain but give you your watch, wedding ring and cellphone (cheap LG) back?

I'm trying to figure this out.

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And you expect us to believe this story? LOL

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Hi friends, after reading all your stories, i've decided to publish this funny but real life encounter with 419. My friend told me this story he had with them. He was going home from work, very tired and hungry and had small naira with him but not much to buy any tangible thing. He was stoped by one guy who said he had travel from far place and need direction on some location. My friend said ok and directed him. He moved some steps forward and he was approached by another guy who ask him what that guy was discussing with him. My friend having explained to him and abt to go was convince to call the other guy back and ask what he was doing and how he manage to get here. My friend having known that they are 419 ppl decided to play along since he had no money home and abroad. He call the guy and ask him those questions. He answered and promise to give him some dollars if he help him find the place. He went with them to a place and the showed him some dollars and said that much of it is with one native doctor but that he need money to pay the man to pray for the money so that they can share it. Agreement was reached. Remember that i told you guys that my friend was playing along. So he acted as if he will die if he didn't get his share and this abt convinced this guys that the guy has falling for them. The said that everybody shld go and bring his. My guy told them that he had no money with him but he saw his uncle with a huge amount of money yesterday and that is his only hope to bring his share. So they asked him to go and bring it. He told them to wait for him in 1-2 hours time that he knew where his uncle kept the key. All of a sudden, my guy frown his face. They ask him why. He searched himself and brought that small money he was with and told them that he really can't go to his uncle place now since he had no money to take a drop to that place. They offer to drive him but he said that it will risk suspection from nabors. They agree to give him some money for drop. Guess how much a drop is in coal city. Very much money indeed. My friend pretended to be in a hurry to go and get the money. He enter local transport and stop near his house. There is one joint nearby that he desires to go but had no money. So he entered and ordered for bush meat with palm wine. He eat and drink while the fools where still waiting for him to bring his uncle money. That is the end. He told me this story few years back. So guys who is the 419er now? Answer if you can

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I also had an encounter wit these so called 419ers. early dis year my uncle in america sent me $500 ,i went to ikeja at allen avenue opposite ikeja airport hotel,i was approached by a man who asked whether i wanted to change dollar i told him yes so we started negotiatition,he said he wld give me for 190 per $,so he gave me abt #95,000 and i took d money ,before i got to d bank to pay in d money wat i saw was just #15,000,infact i was mad n didnt know wat to do,i immediately called my frnd so we can go back to d place bt he advised nt to go back dat d so called man might even do d worst to me n told me to accept it d way it is. na since den i know say devil sef get power.

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Mine is Similar to all i hve read so far!!!

I was going to church on a good sunday morning around V/I extension, Lagos when this guy walked to me and said that there is this sailor that came from, i cannot remember the name of the country again, that he has some foreign currencies in boxes and that he would like to take me there to see for myself. I willingling followed him there (somewhere going towards lekki). B/4 that, another guy joined and the first guy said the new guy is d sailors bother. Anyway sha, na im i follow them go the place oooooh. Mind u i was supposed to go to church. On getting dere, i was taken to one ramshakle building and lo and behold i saw the boxes in brown wrappers.

I was told that now that i hve seen it, though i did not open to confirm the documents, i was told that we would need to share the amt we would contribute to so as to buy chemical to wash the items so that we would split the money among ourselves. Anyway sha, my greedy mind was already calculating how i will buy car, buy baffs, etc, from the proceeds of my share.

I was told that someone would hve to buy the chemical from chevron oil company.

Do u know that i had to put down my sch. fees as my share, and also had to take some money from my mum"s bag just to wash the nonsense and get my share. I was fooled to understand that my share could as much as two thousand dollars. I was already calculating the exchange rates to Naija money.

Anyway, one thing led to another, after dropping all the money i had and still yet nothing was forth coming, i wanted to put up a fight that wetin happen after dropping all this money the guys were still giving me one excuse or the oda for the delay in buying the chemical to wash the foreign currency . The guys put up a strong restraint that i shld try and bring more money so that they can wash the items.

It was at this point that i had to confide to my mum, by the way she was surprised and annoyed that i could fall for such antics.

Anyway, she abuse me die. But i thank God i did not loose my life there.

As a previous poster said, if one is greedy,not contented, one would surely fall for this antics.

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, Yes Suky,

Lets hear Your story.

By the way I got a funny email from someguy claiming he has some project he wants us to carry out. He said he got my email from nairaland. I replied him that he should drop his contacts. He gave me an international No. which I discovered was Gambian.

He's got a Nigerian name (Seun) different from the Nigerian name he used as his yahoo ID.

I'm expecting to hear from him again. I dont want to jump 2 conclusions too fast sha.

But I aint going to fall 4 no nonsense.

Quite Interesting!

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@xele,

shuo,no be small thing ooo!am very wary of buying anything by the roadside o!cos its very dangerous now.may God save us from wicked people.Amen

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Wel these guys oper8 on a new level. They've gone beyond mere psyching. They nw use drugs as wel as black magic. A frnd told me he was on his way home one nite and felt thirsty. So he decided 2buy 'pure water'(comercialy packaged water in plastic sachets) frm street mobile hawkers. And in another 10mins, after takin d 'purewater', he was completely lost to d world;under som sort of hypnosis. I use d word hypnosis coz he was completely unconcious,yet he found his way home al by himself abt 48hrs later,lookin tatterd n dirty. He obviously walkd! How he cud evn figure his way home remains a mystery. Or how he didnt get run ovr by a car or somthng. He walkd and talkd lyk a zombie. He cud relate wit his environs witout being concious of it! Sounds al contradictory bt twas realy crazy! In dat state he'd obey WATEVR instruction u giv 2him WITOUT being concious of it! He'd answr questions accurately, bt jst keep mute when u askd anythng abt his assailants or sequence of events jst after he bought 'purewater'. Twas lyk he had a brain block. Or some kinda 'programming'. He cud evn crack jokes and respond 2humor! Bt his walk and talk had a funny drawl to it,in a zombie lyk manner.I saw it wit my own very eyes. These theives searchd him frm head to toe, took al his money,id cards, ATM cards, fones, etc. Days later he found his bank accounts had been cleared out! I guess in dat state of hypnosis they askd for al his ATM pin codes and passwords, And he gav!

These ppl wil do anythng, go any length, to get wat they want. Realy wierd,

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I'm posting to bump this thread and answer those who think 419ers are present-day Robin Hoods, stealing from the rich.

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i guess we all are learning from this,wishing everyone of you a blissful and fulfilled life

i tell you of another 419 experience.i guess this one is due to my own greed.

i was chatting on yahoo messenger and not for long a guy im me,introducing himself as the manager of a communication outfit in charge of sales of computer and mobile phones,he stated that he need someone to handle the sales in the african region.

let me keep you guys on your feet till next i will be online,

tk care

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i guess we have to tell job seekers as well to be cautious in applying for jobs because some 419ers are making money seriously posting advert on The Guardian newspaper.

i tell you my story,August 14 to be precise was the date i bought this newspaper(Guardian) and on page32 ,36 or so,this colourful advert half a page,you will be convinced that the company has a lot of pedigree,the advert sytated that their airline company is seeking to recruit young and dynamic individuals ,subit your cv and pay a sum of #2500 for training.the method of recruitment so said by this 419ers is all apllicant will be invited for training,the successful applicant will have to be successful at the training.i sent my cv to their email which is ascertainconsulting@webmail.co.za and this is their reply,

Aug 20, 2007

(OUR MAILBOX SEEMS TO BE EXPERIENCING A MINOR PROBLEM DUE TO CANDIDATES

SENDING THEIR C.V'S IN THE WRONG FORMAT.WE ARE RECTIFYING THIS

PROBLEM.WE WILL USE OUR ALTERNATIVE EMAIL ADDRESSES TO REACH OUR CANDIDATES

TEMPORARILY TILL WE STABILIZE THE SYSTEM.PLS BEAR WITH US.)

Dear Candidate,

This is to inform you that your application/entry for employment has

been received. Your C.V has been reviewed by our HR personnel and we are

pleased to inform you that you have pre-qualified for the training

seminar which is an exercise designed to enable us pick our final

candidates for employment.

As stipulated in our advertisement only registered candidates who have

paid the compulsory seminar fee of N2,500.00 (subsidized by our

management) will participate in this stage of our recruitment.

The seminar training payment covers:

I.D CARDS

CUSTOMISED SEMINAR MATERIAL

TRIPS/AIRLINE ESCURSIONS.

CD-ROM

MEALS

ACCOMDATION

This is the most important and deciding stage in our recruitment effort

and you are urged to register.If you haven't paid for the seminar you

are advised, in your best interest to do so immediately. Candidates who

perform well in the training exercise are likely to be employed as we

are yet to reach our initial estimated employment quota size.

Pls pay to Rosemary Anozie: A/C 1540001014217 (Oceanic Bank Nigeria)

We have correct and up-to-date records of candidates who have paid and

such candidates only will be required to attend the next stage of the

recruitment drive. Details will be made known shortly. For those who

haven't paid pls indicate full names on teller when doing so.

Pls also inform us if you have an international passport or can apply

for one.For those who dont have, we intend to arrange through our

corporate office for their's as a group.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Makena Lindiwe,

REGIONAL HEAD, HR

AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST

®SKYPATH ALLIANCE RECRUITMENT

2007. AscertainConsulting Professional Services.

can you see,my friends that went ahead to pay because of the weight and colour the advert carries,till date no response from th is 419 except thaey will call them now while am typing this.

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@papaku

Cant u read some of the post and realise that some people were trying to be good samaritans.

Why insult them even if u think they were naive?

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does it seem to you that everybody ere is greedy hmm.abegi

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Waoh. paccino, yours is a very sad story. May God help us!

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Hey Fellas,

419ners and scam artist are meant for the Greedy fellas,Thats their life lesson for greediness because i can't see why some1 should reap where she or he did not sow.

As for me i work for my 1 naira and i am proud of it.

Infact any 419 victim must be prosecuted for 4110 and must be sent to jail.

Greediness is Bad.

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Hahahahahahaha. Such an entertaining thread. I have experienced first hand virtually all the techniques talked about here and in all, I was never a victim! Thank God.

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, Some people just feel they are "TOO BAD" to learn from other peoples mistakes 'cos they feel it cant happen to them.

Just like this story, it can be real bad

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Any body wer 419 catch naa him greedyness and longer throt cary am go.in fact the person sefe naa 4110

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Ok,

Here is my experience(my one and only experience), well thats what i get for trying to be a good Nigerian. Here is the deal:

It was back the when I was attending a lesson preparing for my UME examination, It was such a bright morning and I never thought some of them SCAMMER would go mess it up for me. I was some very reasonable far distance from my lesson when this Fu**ker approached me and gave me one of them lines, said he was a foreigner and was looking for an address; asked me if I knew it (I said NO). Then he move up ahead and saw some other guy and asked he, that is where the problem started. the guy he asked was so greedy. Pls people really to cut he long story short, I wanted to help him out to get to some bank and get his foreign currency change but then when i got to his hole (where he stays) the guy I met there came up with that popular line of PAPER TURNING IN TO MONEY. Then I knew what I was into, when the bastard went to get the washing liquid, me I had to put my running skills to test (if you know what i mean). when I was outta there a guy approached me and told me he stays around there and he knows those bastards(this fella saw me go into them hole) he told me to call some kind of NAVY cause this bastards can buy thier way out of a police net.

Well I never called the NAVY or MILITARY on their Bottom but I think by now they could tell that MAMA DIDN'T RAISE AN

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@na2day

Seems u have an itchy brain to be insultive. Check very well on the first page of this thread to verify who it was that was duped by a sex con-lady.

Try not to be rash with your words in life (thats if u are wise enough to heed). It will save u from trouble

As for those who feel the people with these encounters are "foolish", don't think u are too smart to fall victim.

There are some cases where its just by Gods grace that the people escape. Just keep ur eyes peeled and pray

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It is because of the delusional nature of the country,reality is more or less seconday,people are programmed to believe any thing that will relieve them from the man made sufferings they often attribute to spiritual.The physical,controls the spiritual.

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@ @labiyemmy: Probably there are such scams in the UK, but I haven't experienced any.

As for staying away from Nigeria, that's my choice, it's a free country. I don't have the time to keep looking over my shoulder, trying to determine if the well-dressed stranger asking for directions is genuine, or if the taxi cab I'm in is part of an elaborate hoax.

Everyone makes their own choices where they want to live.

I made mine.

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I think this is more of a learning experience for those that have not gone thru it before, most people here didnt fall victim but where almost duped. so pls posters that are writing that people are foolish, greedy, naive should re-read the post and thank God for the peoples lives.

Again, for that cab thing going on in Abj., my advice is to simply not share a cab, or make sure you're with someone else that u know personally. When i was in lagos, i never entered a cab with anyone, i always refused it. its better to pay an expensive fare than to be duped in the end.

Again for possible victims of hypnosis, as many have already said, PRAY BEFORE YOU LEAVE YOUR HOUSE.

My sat lesson was a working distance from my house in Ikoyi. one faithful day, i was on my way to class, when a guy standing on the road asked me for directions to a hospital, and for the people that leave on Awolowo Rd. Ikoyi, you know the many junctions, streets, exits, e.t.c it has. I told him, "you know what, i am not sure, but if you just turn into this street you might find it." He still insisted that he will need a guide, but i was like "i really dont know the place so my guess is as good as yours." only for me to see my aunts friend signaling to me to go on, i didnt understand what she meant then, but i just knew she didnt want me talking to the guy. after the lesson, i just stopped at her shop to ask why she didnt want me to help the guy. Obviously we know the gist, he was looking for a victim.

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all these stories goes to say that only the greedy and extremely naive people fall prey to these people.

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The strongest bait the 419ners are using is money, so b ware.

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Londoner,

I know there are 419ers everywhere but the story that happened in London where someone else was joining you in a cab is not true becos once u call a cab its for u alone (except you are with friends or family) unless u r on the bus or tube/train.

Please give us true story so we can learn from.

This happens to my friend;

He always receive mail that Nigerian govt's money. In all of the cases there is no one to claim very large some of money (always in million or multi million pounds or dollars)but they need a foreigner who will sign for the money. They also want him to send his bank acct and all his personal details.

Some people have fell in to ebay scam as well.

I feel ashamed the other day when I was on ebay and the seller claiming that he did not want buyers from Nigeria as he had been duped be4. Therefore He did not want to send any good to our country Nigeria.

But I know 2 gether we can turn this around for better.

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i had a similar experience, it was so terrible on that fateful day i was coming frm sango otta, the golf car parked n call oshodi. i entered the car n on our way they picked up another guy that was carrying a travelling bag on his leg.The driver now ask him to put d bag at the back of d booth,that he wants to carry 4 people at the back n they started arguing which i interverned. that was how they roped me in. the man that owns the bag said he has worked for one alhaji n d man died after being with him for 9 years. the alhaji promise to set him up after 10yrs but he died that was how he picked up his money cause the wife ask them to leave.

i was taken to a place were we made an oath not to tell any body about it. after all we were ask to for money to remove one juju that d alhaji placed on it. if i tell u i dont know anytin frm that moment all i was lookin for was money. after my eyes was opened to all that happened i almost ran insane. i thank God for everytin i suffered in the hand of this people cause God said that is the end of my sorrow. they have actually taken my sorrow away.

pls brenthen dont listen to stories wen u ve heard their story u will fall for it cauise they will be begging u to help d guy n d guy will be crying profusely.

i had to pass dis lesson across so that non of us will be a victim.

this dollar or pounds issue is becoming rampant. i later believe it is greed try n be contented with wat ever u have.

i also agreed that dis people used charm, so dont listen at all. once u heard its about hard currency, just step out of the vehicle. thanks this is the story of my life.

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na wa O!

everybody!!! watch and guard

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some of these xperiences are not funny, some child thinks its one those stuff u grub with,lets be carefull and prayerfull,its on the increase,i didnt belive it wen just today after all i read on the calls from london, someone called me from london today,ur guess is right,it was fun for me because i had read about it,keep things real guys.safe

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2nd one was in london during my masters in 2005.

i wanted to move off campus and was searching for accomodation on this popular website gumtree. the guy had a nice apartment in hampstead heath (a nice area) for a reasonable price. he had pics of the place. i emailed him that i was interested. next min he replies with this sob story that he is german currently living in munich. he was married to a brit thats how he owned the house which they lived in. about a year ago they where both involved in a car accident. she died and he was left crippled and had been in a german hospital, is now in wheel chair and is tryin to raise money to get his life back on track and has decided to rent the home. (all this to elicit sympathy)

he asked what i do and will like to see a photo of me. i told him i was a black nig student in the uk. he said he didnt have a caretaker for the house and would have to fly in from germany (beware when plenty story starts, it gets whiny and long). that i had to prove it would not be a wasted journey by showing i had enough money in my acc to pay my rent. i asked how i could prove it. he said i sld tranfer the total rent money to anyone i pleased maybe a friend in school (this confused me because it was not to him) and send the bank teller evidencing the transfer to him via western union so he can know i really have that amt of money b4 he travels down with the key. that word western union got to me as i associate it subconciously with naija. i played dumb askin what western union etc. i decided at this point to consult a fellow naija bros in school. they guy confirmed ho ha that sure smells like nineteen. next time the guy emailed me a reminder bout the teller, i reported him for abuse to the webmaster and his post was takin off. my question to this day was how will he have made use of the bank teller? answers pls

my cousins own was bad. the 2 men followed her home. waited patiently as she packed all her prized possessions and gave them. booked an appointment for her to come to and addy later in the week to give them more.she was on her way that fateful day to give them again when her sister who happened to be visiting started asking questions. she was actually fighting her sister to be allowed to go. her eyes only cleared after a pastor was called to pray for her. my pple be prayerful. greater is he that is in us than he that is in the world.

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ok. ive had 2 experiences

1st was when i was on nysc way back in 2001 in ph. had left the school where i was teaching and a crowd of pple at d busstop so i was grateful when a battered brown kabukabu stopped right in front of me. i entered here was a lady and 2 men already inside.after sometime the driver stopped at a point and told one of the men that this was his stop that he was tired of takin him round lookin for d place he wanted to stop. that the addy did not exist. the man looked anguished he cld barely speak english and was blabbering in french that he had just alighted from a ship at onne port and had brought tvs and other electronics to supply a bizman in ph and that was the addy that he was given. he had to find the guy as d ship will sail later in the evening. they got me involved by showing me the paper with the addy written to verify if i knew where it was to "help" the man. this was after everyone else had looked. next came delibrations on how we could help the man, buy the goodsor help him sell them etc and our reward will be a tv each and some money. next minute the cab that was taking me from rumubiakani to rumuola was turning in the other direction on aba road heading towards onne port to see the goods. i started feeling dizzy at that point. all of a sudden its as if the holy spirit touched me and i heard a loud voice in my head saying get out of this taxi fast dont you realise what is happening! i suddenly found strenght and started shouting drop me oh! drop me oh! im going to rumuola. the driver said sister i think say all of us don already gree say we dey go port try help this man. i still shouted and they stopped, pushed me out and drove off at top speed. i was shakin and mnew it was Gods grace and mercy upon my life. pls pray without ceasing.

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@ wham

u bi the biggest mugu, i tell u. u let that girl have sex with u and u call am 419. ur life don bend finish. do u knw who she bi, if she dey carry sumtin for body both physical and spiritual. u knw wetin she don take from u? u better go consult God make hin help u out.

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hmmm

something similar happened ot me in abuja, i had just come back from the states, i and my cousin went for driving lessons and missed our taxi, so we decided to walk the 1 hour 30min trip home, back to zone 4. then this fool approached me from teh front and was like can i talk to u. I told him to get the Bleep out of my way before i spray him with pepper spray, i dont really think he believed i had it. then another approached me from the back and was like, aha now, fine girl just relax, he wan talk to u small. oh boy i started screaming to get the hell out of my face. So they looked at each other and hurriedly walked away. After going to clubs in the US, im pretty good at making a scene when i dont want to be bothered. THen i didnt think anything of the incidence, but when i was telling the story to my aunty, my cousin said that righ tbefore the men approached me she saw both of them talking ot each other. I was a little spooked and reminded myself ot go back to the firing range once i got back to atlanta, to sharpen my target skills.

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I strongly believe that people are duped by this so called "419" guys due to greed. Here in lagos the case is the same and i really can't narrate my own experience. The general public need to be fully aware of the gimicks used by this people as ignorance is not an excuse.

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so far ,so good,it not my doing,it the LORDS!

am always careful how i move around in lagos,i dont stop to talk to anybody no matter what,i position myself in such a way that there is always a escape route and there's no way am gonna be cornered.

i dont join conversations in cabs,make sure i get to areas am not familiar with b4 dark and so many other things which i think peeps should take note of.

am not claiming mr.knowall but theres no way am gonna be interested in money i didnt work for.i no go even put mouth.

to those that have been waylaid one way or the other,please be more consious and please tell peeps abt ur experience so they dont fall victim.

though this aint abt 419,but robbery,just feel to inform u guys

anoda thing now is dont buy anything in hold-ups unless u want to lose ur belongings,dont attract attention to ur phone in hold-ups also.be wary of beggars,they might just come up with AK-47's beside ur car.

the other day someone was talking about a Gala seller coming up with a gun from under his carton of Gala.to be forewarned,

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I don jam dem b4, and it was the same storyline, make God help us o.

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Please be very careful o, it is true o, I join a car too at jabi, and the same story of full bag of Dollars, the man said he was being mistreated and stole his Oga's money and he agreed to share the money with everybody, be careful they are everybody.

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my experience,

last week wednesday,I boarded a cab going to Maitama and on getting to my destination,the front door where I was sitting refused to open.since it was raining heavily I could not ask the driver to come over and open the door for me.so we began striuggling to open the door and I immediately became unaware of my surroundings.

by the time he finally opened the door and i alighted, I realised I had been robbed of my valuables including my Nokia N72 phone.

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I have thesame experience with bolsea,but it all happen in akure in ondo state.

I got to know that they are 419, when someone shared thesame experience .

the moment i got to my destination

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Even as a Nigerian, some of this stories are earth shattering. Londoner, the one wey happen to you friend for London, I read a similar story in one of the tabloids back home, I think it was either prime people or vintage people. A girl went to their house, and deposited her mother's belongings to these 419 people. I think she was bewitched or so, and upon recovery, came to her senses. She wrote that her mother was relieved that her life was spared.

For me, I have never fallen prey to the wiles of these 419 people I have heard of their stories, to the extent of watching them advertise their sordid activities on Television, but I am so fortunate that I have not been tricked by any of them. When I am in Nigeria, I dress casually, avoid fanfare, and publicity that might attract them to me. And, this is coming from a guy who is very sociable. The thought of being duped, however does not register on my mind when I am in Nigeria though. My brother fell victim to one of them. He had arrived from the USA and on his trip to Calabar to visit relatives, his money vanished. He had no money left, that when he waved a cyclist to pick him up, he was hoping that the man would not demand for money upfront before alighting. When the cyclist dropped him at my uncle's house, fortunately for him, my cousin was home, and my brother alighted from the machine, explained his misfortune to my cousin, and she paid for the fare. It would have been so embarassing for him, if there was nobody home.

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Bishop toksdam! see how your movies abi na stories dey sweet for only your own ears! first of all, all juju or vudu for those that believe in them no dey work after messing with woman! whether na native or witch doctor do am them go tell you to avoid women (they are that strong), then for good heart and stories, comoe-on now na today we start to hear this kind nonsence tory? men wake up! only greedy people fall for all that! I bet you if your papa know how to make $1 turn $5, him no go tell you not to talk of strangers! I beg change topic!

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@ Siena

You said:

"Never experienced any scams, again, one of the many reasons I stay away from Nigeria."

I guess there is no scamming in the UK where u at? So everyone in Nigeria is scammed or what?

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prince dont be so hard it can happen to anybody,let me drop this tips,this guys play on the following,,greed,curiosity,innocence,ignorance ,dull phychic(this dey can tell),and a very good person who will naturally help even the devil,if u are a beliver u must be prayerfull,this will help u as the spirit of God will give u grace and power to desern even b4 it comes to u,but in case it hit u b4 u know most of the stories dont have common sense base,if u put the stories side by side common sense it wont make sense to u,verify stories and mind u business,the times are evil.be prayerfull and dont desire to make it overnite,ladies becarefull most of the so called big boys are robbers and black blood money boys some of you marry withur eyes closed,some of them go to church and mosque be carefull guyz,i have a storry

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this is all too familiar. i had a similar experience except that in my case they were all men.

mine happened 1st week of january, 2002. imagine the coincidence, u know in january everybody de pray make God make the year good. na so temptation come appear o. i just thank God that greed did not take over my reasoning. the temptation was great. dollars and pound coming to u on a platter og gold after like one week of praying and fasting and u know what one of my request during the prayer session included money.

GOD WILL DELIVER US FROM EVIL MEN. MY ADVICE TO NAIRALANDERS IS DON'T BE TEMPTED TO REAP WHERE U DID NOT SOW

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It happened just few days after my wedding. I received a call at around 5a.m showing private Number, so I thought it should be an international call. The caller greeted me like somebody that knows me very well. I later asked him who was on the line , he refused to discus his identity and he told me jokingly to guess that as I can see the call is an international call( I believe he hid his Number)

And because I have a cousin in USA , I now mentioned the name of my cousin and I started discussing with him that he refused to show up for my wedding and also did not send anything. He now said that was why he called me and that he sent me some items (LAPTOPS, 2 HANDSSETS AND SOME DOLLARS). I was happy and thank him. He now said that one of his friend is currently in Naija but he’s in an hotel at the moment, he gave us the guy’s number and asked us to call him so that he will arrange how we are to collect the items and the cash.

My husband called the line and a guy picked the call but he said since he has never seeing us before, he will want to confirm from his friend(thatis my cousin) wether he can go ahead and give us the items and cash . He now said he doesn’t have credit to call out now and he doesn’t know anywhere to buy recharge card, so he asked us to send him N3, 000 recharge card which we did sent to him.

He call back after some hours and told us that he had confirm from my cousin but he will still need more recharge card for him to be contacting us because the items are really not in Lagos but somewhere around Oyo .

That was how my husband woke up that it must be 419ner, my husband now asked him to recall the exact items sent, believe you mean he mentioned the items which are quite too many than the previous guy and my husand just tell him it’s okay that he will still get back to him. He never even bother calling us after then, we called the number afer some days and rain abuses on him, and he just kept mute.

We just keep wondering how he got to know my number.

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Only fools and big eye people fall for 419 or whatever name you have for it! How can you discuse your cousin's absence from your wedding, his friends presence in Nigeria, talk about lap-tops, cell phone, and Dollars still you can't tell if its your cousin or not? You must have had all your hopes in those gift and didn't even pay attention to the voice! I don't even think you know your cousin very well to get gifts from him or else you for sabi em voice! The 419 guy no even smart you for spend pass regard card! At this point na 319 happen to you!

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I had 419ners experinece few days after my weding, the call just came in around 5a.m with private number. so i definitely thought the call was from mu cousin in USA , as i was saying'hello, hello. the guy said 'do you know who is speaking?' i said 'no' . He then ask me to guess since i can see taht it is private number and surely it will be an international call. That was how i shouted the name of this my cousin, i was even telling him that i was not happy with him because he did 't show up for my wedding and also did not send anything. he now apologized and tell me that was why he called me and that he one of his friens just arrive Naija and that he sent us some items (Laptop, Handsets andsome Dollars ). He now asked me to wqrite down the guys Number and that he is currently lodge in our of the hotekl

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This topic no get head atall! no be only 419! na 914!

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