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Quick monetary reward is what “yahoo-boys” have in mind. Sending fraudulent messages to online dating websites and social network sites were reported to be low-risk – but high-profit – areas of specialisation.A third-year student said to me: “I started online fraud in my second semester of 100 level [a session comprised of two academic semesters in Nigerian universities] as an impostor via online dating.My aim was to determine how this subculture is organised among students in tertiary institutions.For this I spoke to a number of these “yahoo-boys”.“I always posed to them as a big man who needed a wife.Sometimes I posed to them on how my wife disappointed me and took away my property and children.Many of these fraudsters – dubbed “yahoo-boys” – have become filthy rich. In April 2012, Olasaidi Dare, an undergraduate of the Olabisi Onabanjo University in Ago-Iwoye, was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for an attempt to obtain money under false pretenses in a cyber-café.
A large numbers of casual workers are deployed to man key positions in the banks. Therefore the “yahoo-boys” find easy allies in banking staff, who are mostly youths too, because of their socioeconomic nightmare.
Many undergraduates in Nigerian universities dabble in internet fraud.
Nicknamed “yahoo-yahoo” after the international web portal and search engine, this perfidy has become a way of life for the young con-artists.
Areas of specialisation Internet fraud is organised along areas of specialisation to make a success of the deviant behaviour.
Fraudsters study the security network of online transactions to decide where to pitch their tents.