Travel scams (sometimes you will see then being referred to as Visa and Tickets scams) are the most widely used.
We loosely classify RDSs into two groups: 1) Travel scams and 2) all others.
A photograph is optional, but many sites claim that a photograph increases the number of people who look at your profile.
Be aware that once this photograph is posted, it can be seen anywhere in the world and it can be copied and used by anyone for any purpose.
This reportedly did not go down well with Onifade who was alleged to have resorted to blackmail, threatening to reveal to the whole world, the unclad pictures of his lover which were taken in the heat of passion.
However, the presiding judge while sentencing him warned him to desist from crime whenever he returned home.
About two weeks ago, a 19-year old school-leaver, Tobechukwu Igbokwe, was sentenced to 37 years imprisonment for defrauding an American of m by Justice Lateef Akapo at a Lagos High Court.
- Internet fraud seems to be the predominant occupation for most of the Nigerian youths these days- Youths would rather look for unsuspecting people to dupe instead of finding a worthwhile means of livelihood- Fraud rate would reduce overtime when those caught involved in it are used as scapegoats for the others to learn from While the internet is considered a positive mark towards technological advancement, the rate of ills it has been recorded to aid is alarming. Adebayo, the anti-graft counsel, informed the court that the commission had received a petition from 'a concerned Nigerian' who refused to reveal his identity that a group of small boys living in Lagos were living far beyond their means.
A man identified as Ibobo Frank (a.k.a James Simmons) had been sentenced to two years imprisonment by Justice Kudirat Jose of a Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja for defrauding two American women by pretending to be their white lover. He added that they were living in different apartments located in Lekki, Ajah , Westwood estate and Badore.