How yahoo-yahoo boys scam their victims – Experts

Though greed and hungry for love give many Nigerians away to cyber criminals, internet scammers known here in Nigeria as yahoo-yahoo boys, the criminals also have their antics with which they catch their victims.

These are some of their methods:

Experts say while the scam story lines vary in detail, they all usually tend to follow the same trajectory: the victim is identified; a close relationship is rapidly established online; a small amount of money is asked for to test the victim’s readiness; a crisis occurs and a larger amount of money is sought with the promise of it being returned quickly; a series of additional “bleeds” occur until the scammer is exposed or the victim can’t get any more money.

Scammers often work in teams of five or six, with each member playing a specific role, according to experts who study and prosecute online fraud. ..Read More..

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