Yours truly just received information about a 419ner / dupe and thief masquerading on Nairalist.com and advertising the product below:
A NEWLY IMPORTED MOSQUITO ZAPPER/KILLER ARE FOR SALE, IT ATTRACTS AND KILLS ANY TYPE OF MOSQUITO AND INSECTS,WE HAVE THE ONE THAT USES ELECTRICITY WHICH IS SOLD FOR #4000 AND THE RECHARGABLE ONES WHICH CAN BE RECHARGED AND CARRIED ABOUT,IT IS SOLD FOR #2200 ONLY,WE HAVE THEM IN LARGE QUANTITIES AND DISTRIBUTORS ARE WELLCOMED CALL 08038715926
Date: Wednesday, 10 June, 2009 (2 weeks ago)
Location: Idimu, Lagos State, Nigeria.
A friend of your’s truly (LD) unfortunately contacted the guy at 08038715926 and a deal was struck to purchase 2-units of the above mosquito repellant.
LD paid NGN6,000.00(six thousand Naira) since Wednesday into the Oceanic Bank Account with details:
name: Ifeanyi Chukwu K George
account number: 233-000-100-9279
Mr Ifeanyi George has since disappeared, hasn’t produced the goods and isn’t picking up his phone number. FFO has tried calling the above MTN number with other numbers and disguising as a fresh enquirer – and George is still doing his sales.
I believe this calls for Nairalist.com admin to put strategies in place to verify the identity of product sellers on his website, before their adverts are published, else, he and Nairalist.com might become a tool in the hand of fraudulent web-surfers.
p.s: looking at the picture closely, you’ll notice Adobe Photoshop playing around.
re – Not every Nigerian is a fraudster by Jirinwayo Odinkonigbo – a Nigerian who blows his own trumpet
Everybody blow your trumpet, tra la la la la la la…..
Not every Nigerian is a fraudster
SIR: I am writing to bring to your notice that many Nigerians are working hard to uplift the image of our country. Recently, I set a record at Osgoode Hall Law School, Canada as the first Ph.D student in the history of the law school to complete the Osgoode doctoral programme in less than three years. I have been informed there will be an official recognition and award from the university on the convocation day (June 24, 2009) for achieving this outstanding feat.
A brief profile about me is that I graduated from Enugu State University of Science and Technology in 1998. I came out with Second Class (Honours) Upper Division; and also made the overall best result at the Faculty of Law of the University. I proceeded to the Nigerian Law School, Abuja in 1999 and was called to the Nigeria Bar in 2000. At Law School we were only 15 students out of about 4,500 students that made second class (Honours) Upper Division after the May 2000 Nigerian Law School’s Bar finals. Immediately, after my NYSC in 2001-2002, I secured a full-funded Dalhousie Graduate scholarship from Dalhousie University, Canada for an LL.M programme. I completed the LL.M programme in 10 months (from September 2002-July 2003). Subsequently, I worked for two years before commencing my Ph.D programme in September 2006.
My case is that it will be nice if you help publish my achievements at Osgoode Hall Law School in your newspaper to remind many who think that the name Nigeria is synonymous with fraud that they are completely wrong. Many of us are working hard in our little ways to give our country a good name.
I am hoping you will help get this information out there because it is a very big thing here. For your information, Osgoode was founded in 1889 and later got affiliated to York University in 1968. You can do your own research about the history and antecedents of the Law School. Throughout the history of the Law School, a Nigerian happens to be the first person ever to complete the Osgoode’s doctoral programme in less than three years. I think we Nigerians should be proud of this and not just to bemoan our fate whenever it is reported that some of our citizens are caught up in crime. For me, I am tired of negative news about Nigeria. Let us get some positive news out there.
article source: click here
Dear Mr. Jirinwayo,
My piss off with your article is the part in bold. If you are looking for a job in Nigeria, you could as well have asked them to publish your achievements. Anyway, thank you for achieving what no Nigerian in the history of Nigeria and the whole world; or better still nobody(male and female) in the history of the entire human race and the world, in the history of Canada and Osgoode Hall Law school has achieved. Damn, in 3-years? you mean in 3-years? Wonderful.
If I were you, I would have re-written your piece to the Guardian in a better way not to make it sound as if I was the first Nigerian to climb the ladder of greatness. Sir, it doesn’t sound good that a Lawyer is blowing his own trumpet, and doing it the way you have done in your article. You could have allowed someone to blow it for you, the Osgoode Hall Law school for example, and in the end, you’ll get a better face-value.
I believe you are not the only Nigerian in Canada, neither are you the only Nigerian in Law school in Canada and around the world. Do you mean to say there are no other Nigerian Lawyers or students in other fields of study worthy of commendation?, one or two Nigerians who like yourself are not part of the ‘Fraudster-Nigerians’ national team – all helping to contribute to a better image of the country?
C’mon, grow up, get real. Get a life. And the way your piece sounds, its like you even had no professors, no lecturers, no other person who assisted your success? not even the people who gave you the scholarship. I believe God must have even taken a back seat. A one-liner ‘thank you’ popping up somewhere in your article would have been better, don’t you think so?
Once again, congratulations on your achievements, dear Barrister. Welcome to the real world!
p.s: no pun intended.
The following is the screenshot from my yahoo mail-box.
The scam URL in question is: https://webpay.interswitchng.com/webpay/Re-Confirm
is similar to the one in this post.
The difference is that the above new scam URL redirects to http://interswchng.t35.com/ and here is a screenshot:
This is a screenshot of the authentic interswitch website:
- I’m trying to think up ways on how InterSwitch Nigeria can prevent its website from being almost duplicated.
- I’m wondering if InterSwitch Nigeria is concerned about their customers getting misinformed by all these fraudulent websites popping up everywhere.
The above scammer is making use of http://www.t35.com/’s free webhosting service.
Beware people and have a weekend.