Good morning all. I read a comment from a Mr. Nicholas left for a certain Amine Murphy and after confirming his distress by looking up her/his (?) profile I see it fit to sound a warning to other members of this community about activities of 419 which is still very much within the Nigerian society.

 

Before I post clips of the exact words of these faceless persons (they usually employ photos of other persons which you can easily get from magazines or by running a Google/Bing search for photos), allow me to outline their method of operation.

 

Generally a person- usually a man – receives a message from a pretty girl requiring his email address so she may post her pretty photos for his personal viewing confessing she is in love with him. If he accepts (and most full blooded men will accept) other pretty photos are exchanged and the money game starts. On second thoughts I begin to wonder if this is not another form of online prostitution? In the main I am not in the know of what other processes are employed to extract money through false pretences from willing and confused victims but I know currency is withdrawn from those who fall victim to these ploys like a fish baited with a juicy insect gets caught by the fisherman.

 

I understand the manner of approach with women is a promise of marriage. That aspect I do not intend to elaborate about as someone somewhere says: “chose your poison.”

 

Now to examples I have copied from relevant pages in our own dear Vanguard community:

 

"amine murphy's Page

Latest Activity

Nicholas steven left a comment for amine murphy

hi amine u are beautiful but de truth is dat u hav 2 lov 1 man.how can u post de same coment 2 every body say dat u are interested in them.pls be careful u hav 2 make up ur mind 2 lv a person.

1 hour ago

David JEAN-MARIE liked amine murphy's profile

yesterday

Rose Grandson left a comment for amine murphy

WelcomeTo Omni Mont-Royal Hotel Canadian Employment Offer Hotel Omni Mont-Royal 1050 Sherbrooke Street West Montreal, H3A 2R6 CA. Good day, I am Rose from Canada, the manager of Omni canadian hotel, pls i want to inform you about the vacancies in ou…

Thursday

amine murphy left a comment for Alao Abayomi David

Hello    My name is Amine,i saw your profile today and became interested in you,i will also like to know you the more,and i want you to send an email to my email address so i can give you my picture for you to know whom i am.Here is my email address…

Jul 3

amine murphy left a comment for shina owoeye

Hello    My name is Amine,i saw your profile today and became interested in you,i will also like to know you the more,and i want you to send an email to my email address so i can give you my picture for you to know whom i am.Here is my email address…

Jul 3

amine murphy left a comment for UYIGUE UYI

Hello    My name is Amine,i saw your profile today and became interested in you,i will also like to know you the more,and i want you to send an email to my email address so i can give you my picture for you to know whom i am.Here is my email address…

Jul 3

 

binue bin's Page

Latest Activity

Anakuba Damianjodah left a comment for binue bin

i ll see what i can do

2 hours ago

Nicholas steven left a comment for binue bin

u must be carried away by this worldly things.how can u post de same comment 4 everybody dont try it next.'u are moved' what does dat mean.

23 hours ago

darlington uzuegbu left a comment for binue bin

thanks 4 ur encouragement, no prob! I will get to you nd here is my number in case you wanna talk 2348162745127

Friday

binue bin left a comment for Muritala Adebayo

Hi,Good Day!!!!!!My name is .Binue, I saw your profile today and was moved and become interested in you, I will like you to send me an email to my address (binuemy1@yahoo.com) so that i can give you my pictures for you to know whom i am.I believed w…

Friday

binue bin left a comment for Abubakar Usman Kutigi

Hi,Good Day!!!!!!My name is .Binue, I saw your profile today and was moved and become interested in you, I will like you to send me an email to my address (binuemy1@yahoo.com) so that i can give you my pictures for you to know whom i am.I believed w…

Friday

binue bin left a comment for Oladele

Hi,Good Day!!!!!!My name is .Binue, I saw your profile today and was moved and become interested in you, I will like you to send me an email to my address (binuemy1@yahoo.com) so that i can give you my pictures for you to know whom i am.I believed w…

Friday

binue bin left a comment for MURTALA GANI TAIWO

Hi,Good Day!!!!!!My name is .Binue, I saw your profile today and was moved and become interested in you, I will like you to send me an email to my address (binuemy1@yahoo.com) so that i can give you my pictures for you to know whom i am.I believed w…

Friday

binue bin left a comment for Emma Whizzo

Hi,Good Day!!!!!!My name is .Binue, I saw your profile today and was moved and become interested in you, I will like you to send me an email to my address (binuemy1@yahoo.com) so that i can give you my pictures for you to know whom i am.I believed w…

Friday "

 

 

 

As is easily observed, the same message has been copied and pasted to different persons over and over again just as a fisherman persistently throws his baited hook into the water/river/ pond/lake and waits patiently for a fish to bite.

 

Your first and last measure of defense against this kind of fraudulent nature/behavior is to simply ignore these messages. Recognize them for what they are and pay no attention to them as if the fish do not bite the fisherman must needs go somewhere else.

 

Take care and best wishes all. 

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Comment by Irigha DM Olali on July 18, 2011 at 11:24am

One way to establish the truth whenever you're sent a link about a money spinning offer (especially if it sounds too good to be true) is to Google that link. Yes: enter that link or primary part of the link and run a search for it. You may be surprised at what answers you receive from the web.

 

Have a fun day.

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