Must Read Story: My Life As A Yahoo Boy Episode 5
If you missed Episode 4, Read it HERE
On a Sunday evening like that, I was sitting down outside my house, feeling the evening breeze. My phone just beep, I saw an sms from bro ola, telling me he was a viewing centre in my area. I didn’t waste time, I dressed so as to block him there.
On getting there I sighted his babyboy outside, I was like wetin this bros they find here, he fi watch any match comfortably for his house na.
I entered saw some guys arguing about a football match, so I guessed there was no match today niyen, at another corner, I sighted some guys writing somethings down on Paper like person whey wan write waec exam, my guess was that they were forecasting, I then saw some guys by a table they were paying for Naira bet and lucky ball, I just shake my head, jobless people.
I then saw bro ola sitting on bench, busy with is laptop,
Me : bros I don show o
Bro ola : boy how far now?
Me : bros I gentle oh, wetin bring una come here
Bro ola : oh boy, na eke just they follow my movements jae, they Don burst me twice for my house this week, thank God, they no find anything incriminating on me then, and my guess his they are still watching me. Am on Heat boy, so I wanna go low key for done couple of days.
Me : OK bros, so that’s why you con hang out for here, but here sef no safe na, informants plenty for here, they fi come burst you for here o
Bro ola : geez from fire to frypan
Me : No worry bros, you fit they use my place anytime. And like that I fi learn those stuffs you promised to teach me
Bro ola : that’s why I say make you con block me here, hotel sef no safe for me, i get one parol I dey process right now, and i no fit delay so na you go help me finish am.
Me : but bros I no sabi how you they do these things yet no worries, I go dey yarn you how you go they do the thing today, I knw you get brain and you sabi chat wella.
Me : OK bros no lele
Bro ola. : oya take this system along, I go they follow you from the back from afar, I knw want make them link us up.
I just dey waka go home and bro ola they trail me small small for back.
Lot of things were going on in my mind, I was like if this yahoo thing dey illegal as they say it is, why should I put myself at risk. Well sha money must be made, na that bros lifestyle dey attract police, I go dey do my own codedly by the time I sabi am wella finish.
Getting to my house, I hurried to check if pman was home, but i didn’t see him, so I knew he must have gone out, and mumsy Don travel two days before, I just drop the big in my room and headed out to wait for bro ola.
After five minutes, bros never show, until I heard the siren of those police vehicle, I was like chai hope dey never catch this bro.
When the siren sound died down, I guessed they were just passing by, na so bro ola just show from the left side of the road, I was like, hmmmmn the bros must have hide when he heard the siren. Which he later confirmed to me..
I sha brought bro ola to my room, God willing there was like then. Na so bro ola said, “straight to business, I don’t have much time to waste”
I just switch on the system, bro ola con start his lecturing, naxo I just listened with rap attention.
He introduced me to various sites, showed me various format, showed me his previous Chats so I can learn one or two things.
Bro ola : The Freestyle trick is the simplest and it is common amongst starters. Applying Freestyle trick, all you need to do is to open an account in any of the popular dating sites and look for someone who falls in love with you, afterwards he or she starts paying your bills sending hard currency.
Also, one of the major tricks, is Over Payment.
The Over Payment trick requires a lot of processes. The Yahoo Boy who uses this trick pretends to be a prospective buyer, by logging into any of the popular internet classified sites, after which he offers the person who he’s buying from cheque as a mode of payment. In this case, the Yahoo Boys have a way of persuading the seller to send the excess after issuing an over payment cheque.
With this trick, a Yahoo Boy can buy goods worth 1000 USD and issue a cheque of 5000 USD.
What the Yahoo Boy is interested in is not the goods he claimed to be interested in but the excess money that will be sent to him after the cheque must have been cashed.
Another trick used by Yahoo Boys to swindle foreigners is called Come And Carry Format.
The Come And Carry trick has been in existence for so many years. It is also called Next Of Kin.
With this trick, the scammer claims to be a banker and he tells his victim that a huge sum of money in his care, is by a late businessman and hanging in his bank and the person who will get the money is the Next Of Kin to the late business man.
Thereafter, the scammer tells the victims that he will need some certain amount of money to get the necessary documents to claim the money.
Apartments trick is another popular format to use in scamming. With this trick, the fraudsters claim to be agents by placing adverts of apartments for lease on the internet. They go as far as uploading pictures of posh apartments available for lease and tell whoever is interested to make payment to a particular account. They have used this trick to swindle many foreigners over the years.
Another trick these to use is transfer. With this trick, they look for a foreigner whose account can take huge amount of money and they persuade him or her to help in receiving a large amount of money in his or her account. All they do here is to do on-line transfer which is usually done by some I.T. Gurus who hack into other people’s account to achieve the trick.
Though the fraud transfer will be detected few days after the transaction but the Yahoo Boy would have gotten his own share from the transferred money before then.
In Nigeria, the trend is more dangerous. Once a foreigner knows you are a Nigerian, he finds it difficult doing business with you. Even if you claim not to be a Nigerian, the whoever you are browsing with will know where you are located by checking your I.P.
This has made YY difficult for we nigerians. Thats why most yahoo boys do travel out.
I just sat there picking everything he was saying.
He showed me many thing mehn, bro ola made me understand it was illegal and he show me how to be smart and careful.
He left my place around 6:30 pm on that fateful Sunday.
Lol that day marked a turning point in my life, iyalaya 2go scaming, I don upgrade mehn.
To be continued soon…