This is why i advice people to stop sharing their personal information on social media.
This is a story Amaka shared with a police officer somewhere in Oweri Nigeria. Read On
She went down on her knees as she was ushered into the officer’s office, weeping uncontrollably, she muttered, ‘Officer, please, help me. I need your help. Yes, I acted stupidly, but I didn’t do it’. Having comported herself, The Policeman demanded to know her story regarding a case of fraud of N5, 000, 000 (Five Million Naira) he was investigating.
Amaka, 33, tall, elegant, hippy and busty, a young graduate in Owerri, is an active netizen of social media. She belongs to many Facebook groups. On one of the groups, the Admin on a Sunday morning asked members to post their account details, as someone maybe touched to ‘celebrate Sunday’ for them. Different account details flowed ceaselessly on the group’s platform and few confessed how some hitherto unknown persons have credited their accounts. Amaka got a chat up from someone who promised to send money to her the following day being Monday. The duo chatted for about 15 minutes on Facebook with the man bragging how money wasn’t his problem but a good lady to spend it on. They ended up booking an appointment to see each other the following day since both of them reside in the same city.
Both kept to the time of their appointment and in a few minutes, ordered for food in an exquisite eatery where the meeting was taking place. The guy re-emphasized how wealthy a man he is to Amaka and promised to see her more often, when he returns from his intended overseas trip. The guy was glued to his phone and ipad, pressing them interchangeably and smiling intermittently at no one in particular. As they were about to leave, he told Amaka to expect an alert of N50, 000 from him and while he was paying the bills for their order, Amaka got an alert of N5, 000, 000 (Five Million naira), which she didn’t notice initially was N5, 000, 000 until when the guy asked her to recheck the alert she got, telling her that he mistakenly transferred 5, 000, 000 instead of 50, 000 as promised.
Both headed to the bank in the guy’s car. He told Amaka to withdraw the entire 5, 000, 000 from the bank, pay whatever charges and hand over the cash to him. He as well upgraded Amaka’s cash gift to 100, 000. Amaka who was already elated dashed into the bank, while the guy sat comfortably in his car outside the bank premises. About 30 minutes later, Amaka was back in the guy’s car and handed over the cash to him, having collected her N100, 000. She was dropped off few minutes after and she boarded a taxi to her house with indescribable happiness written over her face. What a day she exclaimed as she opened the door to her house. No romance, no request for it, no touch, not even a hug and she was given N100, 000. It was simply unbelievable to her.
A week later Amaka was at her bank’s ATM to withdraw some cash, but the card got trapped. She went into the bank to lodge a complaint and possibly retrieve her card, but instead of giving her the card, she was handed over to the Police and that was how she was brought to the police officer’s office.
Police investigations linked Amaka’s bank account to a sum of Five Million naira moved from a certain company’s account that was hacked into by some fraudsters.
Investigation is still ongoing at the moment, but until Amaka produces the guy she alleged transferred the said money to her, of course whose Facebook is no longer in existence and phone number inactive and the guy also admits to have made the said transfer to Amaka, Amaka will definitely be contesting her innocence in the court of law, where she will be charged for fraud.
Times are perilous, my people. The criminals are obviously getting wiser and you must remain vigilant in order not to be tacitly involved in a crime you know nothing about. Don’t ever give any stranger your account details to forward money into for no reason whatsoever. Be contented with what you have and don’t be overshadowed by greed. Secure your account details and report to the Police if you receive any suspicious credit alert.
Learn from the mistakes of others.
I would quickly like to share with us an experience i had in a bank as regards dressing.
Indeed, the way you dress is the way you’ll be addressed
Dress Smart! Dress fine!!
Its high time I started sharing whatever startles me whenever i go out each day, someone might learn from it who knows? I’m Amowoyagi Oluwafemi Emmanuel and this is my story…ok so today something happened and I was like wow!!…only me? all this respect, what if i become a Boss someday, what will happen, i mean what will become of me? I went to Access bank today and as I was about going through the security door, it rejected a young man who was ahead of me. He was actually having a small purse with him. Mean wile a senior bank officer was outside at that time and he was telling the security man “U no go search am, you wan allow am go inside like that ?” meaning wont you search this guy, you want him to go in like that? and as the security man was searching the young guy , the bank officer said to me “Oga abeg come here jare , come enter” meaning Boss please come and enter. And I was like whats happening, i was actually surprised, i was with a big school bag, yet i was not searched and see dis guy with a small purse, he was searched. Then it dawned on me that it was our appearance that made the difference and of-course I ll say that’s how the grace of God works…and so everywhere I went today every body was just like ” welcome sir, welcome sir” i couldn’t help but ask my self, whats going on?.
The way you dress is the way you’ll be addressed, dress smart always..Look good no matter what d situation or condition is.
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