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EXPOSED: Top 10 Lagos 419 Tricks You Should Never Fall For




Here are 10 Lagos 419 tricks you must be wary of.

Visa Lottery
The desire to travel out of Nigeria in search of greener pasture is a weakness which fraudsters prey on. Visa lottery is one of the opportunities available to travel to America and Europe. These fraudsters open fake websites or adverts for Visa openings asking people to apply and pay a token. The string of payment begins when they inform you that you are close to securing a visa to the country of your choice. If you are not careful, you might end up paying more money than you would have if you were following the due process to secure a visa. At the end, the 419ers don’t even have any visa to provide.

Money Doubling
This trick involves being asked to provide any amount of money with the promise that the money would be doubled. The elaborate drama involves the supposed money doubler ‘successfully’ doubling the money provided by random persons. The idea is to get you interested especially if you are the greedy type. If you put in a little money and you get double the amount, you are likely to try with a bigger sum which is when you will be scammed.

Prophet Of Doom
This scheme is meant to prey on the weakness of those who subscribe to religion. These fraudsters are aware that most people in Lagos believe what they are told by religious leaders and thus pretend to be one. The fake prophet approaches and tells you he can see through some imaginary means that you have a spiritual problem and randomly mentions one or two problems you might be going through. He is likely to tell you that your great grandmother is responsible for your woes and he alone has to key to unlocking the bondage. If you believe him, you are likely tospiral down a tunnel of lies.

Small Investment; Big Reward
Investments, especially in Lagos is expected to yield big financial rewards but you should be wary of the ones were little is known about the ‘business’ except that you are only asked to provide some money and wait for your money to grow. The scammer might give you list of names and people ready to testify that the business is the only way you can make it big in Lagos.. as soon as you are in, you are likely to be in the scheme until you have sold all your things and borrowed more before you are left alone. By then, it is already too late to do anything as the scammer will disappear to the underground.

Familiar Face
This form of scam is activated and completed in less than a minute so you need to be careful andsmart. If someone suddenly grabs you in a friendly bear hug and says it has been a long time you last saw each other while you are struggling to see the person’s face, then you have been hooked. It is likely the person will release you from the grip, look at your face and apologise that you look very familiar and makes a comment that people are created in twos. As soon as the person goes, he is sure to have disappeared with your mobile phone, wallet and other valuables you have. How this is done remains a mystery but as soon as someone hold you in a deadlock, better push away and apologise later if the person is someone you actually know. It is better than being squeezed dry.

Bag Of Money
This trick is a very elaborate one meant to pull the victim in until there is no way out. The scammer who is a member of a larger group pretends to have stumbled upon a bad of foreign currency but the money is supposedly under the siege of a spiritual spell. The plan is toentice you with the large sum of money. You are expected to follow the group to a spell where the spell can be broken and the money will be safe for spending. As soon as you follow the group, you are definitely going to lose your money in a bid to pay for the spell to be broken.

Winning Number
With the different promotions being done by companies to reward their customers, scammers are keying into this scheme to defraud people in Lagos. Text messages are sent to random numbers that they are the lucky winners of largeamounts of money in the on-going promo of a company. A phone number is provided for you to call in order to claim your money. That is where the scamming begins as you are asked to pay some amount of money for the money to be transferred to you.

Foreign Relative
This scam also involves mobile communication butunlike the Winning Number” which begins with a text message, this scam is initiated with a phone call from a person who claims to be a distant relative and is living in one foreign country. The scammer then milks you a story about his decision to send you some goods and that you need to send some money to an account before the goods can be cleared. As soon as you fail to detect the scam, you are definitely going to pay a lot for your mistake.

With a lot of people looking for jobs in Lagos, thisscam is not easy to detect. Lagosians lose their guards when there is the offer of a job and might not take the time to find out how credible the job is. This scam involve job seekers who were selected usually without applying for that job being asked to submit their Cv and some processing fee. The processing fee is not likely to end until the job seeker realises that he has been putting water into a basket.

This scam plays on Lagosians’ emotion which is usually uncontrollable when they get the news of an accident. In this case, the scammer calls to inform you that a member of your family is involved in an accident and is in critical condition. Your phone number was found on the victim’s phone and you are expected to send some money so the person can receive adequate treatment. It is reasonable to call the person’s number first or someone who might have more reliable information before proceeding. If not, you can realise too late that you have fallen for a 419 scheme

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Cleric Warns Bobrisky, Reveals When He Will Die (Video)



Popular Nigerian male barbie, Bobrisky has been told to change his ways as he has just few years to live before he dies.

Islamic cleric, Hammed Ademola who claimed that Bobrisky’s money is from the devil said the crossdresser has about 3 years before he dies.

He further added that Bobrisky’s friends would soon have problems in their lives, which is a consequence of befriending an evil.

Ademola also said that Bobrisky would soon have regrets for going under a knife to be transformed from a man to a woman.

Recall that she recently issued a warning to all crossdressers to not think of taking her throne because she is the queen of crossdressers.

Watch the video below:

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Dead Man Made To Sit On A Chair At His Own Funeral (Photos + Video)



In what will come across as a really startling development, a dead man has been made to sit at his own funeral.

According to Trinidad Express, the dead man was embalmed into a sitting position, placed in the tray of a hearse and given an open-air last ride past the Office of the Prime Minister on the way to his funeral.

Dressed in a suit and in a chair, murdered Che Lewis was placed in the back of a pick-up van by Dennie’s Funeral Home and driven around Port of Spain on Wednesday.

Witnesses and social media users were stunned.

TTPS Road Safety Co-ordinator Brent Batson told Express via a What’s App message that the funeral home’s manner of transporting the deceased will be investigated.

The dead man was made to sit on a chair at his funeral

Batson said, “The TTPS is disappointed in the reckless behavior engaged in by a funeral home being circulated on social media whereby persons were seen seated in the vehicle tray seemingly as part of a funeral procession. Carrying persons in a dangerous manner is an offence Regulation 38 Rule 17 of the Motor Vehicle Road Traffic Act (MVRTA) with a $1,000 penalty and the TTPS will be continuing investigation into funeral company’s conduct on the road.”

Several videos of the ‘last ride’ were posted on social media, with many commenting that this was “proof that Trinidad is not a real place”, while others said they idea was only novel in Trinidad but was done in other countries.

Lewis, 29, and his father Adlay Lewis, 49, were shot and killed on November 15 at their home at First Trace, Bagatelle Road, Diego Martin.

His funeral was streamed live on social media, but not all the viewers were aware that the man sitting at the entrance to the church was the deceased.

There was also a question as to why he was not wearing a mask.

The funeral home informed that because of the “unique funeral, the church was astonished and refused the entrance of Che”.

Following the funeral service at the St John The Evangelist R.C Church at Church Street, Diego Martin the bodies of father and son were interred the St John The Evangelist Cemetery.

The funeral home also intends introducing a new form of body disposal to Trinidad and Tobago.

It is know as alkaline hydrolysis, a process for the disposal of human and pet remains using lye and heat.

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Shebi You Have Your Own Life, Why Can’t You Mind Your Own Business – Bobrisky Slams Critics



Nigerian crossdresser Bobrisky has slammed those trying to advise her on how she’s living her life asking them to mind their business.

According to her, in this era of the new world, no one tells anyone how to live their lives not to talk of a 29yrs old like hers who is living her life as she wants.

Adding that those trying to advise her all have their own lives to live therefore they should mind their own business and stop trying to advise her.

At this rate, it’s obvious Bobrisky is not ready to listen to any advice from anyone on how to live her own life as he’s now a big boy at 29.

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