Someone boldly parading as Oby Ezekwesili and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (at varying times but using the same lines) on Facebook is asking ‘new’ “friends” by way of private intimate and salacious conversation to pay N40,000 upfront in order to get a N5 million loan from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). This is no doubt yet another approach to the infamous “419” (advance fee fraud) scam Nigeria is, unfortunately, associated with.
Okonjo-Iweala and Ezekwesili are “hard core” bankers who know perfectly how to raise funds from the general public or major investors, if need be, through legitimate institutional methods and would use the corporate media to achieve such goals. They would never attempt to use personal intimate and salacious messages on Facebook to raise funds or procure loans application fees on behalf of the CBN even with their best friends and trusted relatives. As we speak Okonjo-Iweala is a major investment banker in the USA. That she is hustling for less than $200 per client as a broker on a personal basis has to be totally unthinkable.
For 8 years on Facebook I kept my friends to maximum of 150 and they were people I personally knew or at least knew reasonable stuff about; most of my Facebook friends were also my contacts on LinkedIn and there was no ado about my account. In recent months I have decided to be more open in accepting / requesting friends on Facebook and suddenly I have been targeted by scammers and but mostly “Internet Brides” vouching to offer perfect and non-materialistic love and marriage even without knowing anything more than what I have put up on my Facebook profile. I hail O!
Psychopaths and predators cannot resist using both clever and absurd measures to entice, fool and rip people off online, at anytime. Facebook friends “Beware!!!”