A Nigerian man has taken to Twitter to raise alarm over the new format scammers use to extort unsuspecting victims after requesting for a lift.
According to @msughterthomas, a lady he gave a lift three months used the format on him, and a friend of his also had a similar experience recently so he decided to share it online for people to learn from their ordeal.
“I met a lady three months ago at the banking hall. I gave her a ride, she forgot her wallet inside my car. We exchanged numbers, later that day she called me and said she forgot her wallet, I went immediately to check and saw a wallet. I called her to meet me at a particular joint so I could handover the wallet to her, she came, opened the wallet and said her money is gone. How much, she said 100k.
How can 100k fix very well in this small wallet. She began to shout, within few minutes people gathered and some boys came with bottles and said I should pay the money. They began to hit on my car and even carried fuel to set fire on me and my car, few people listened and believed me, while some did not. They took my car key and did all sought of threats.
Note that this girl asked for a lift and even persuaded me to give her my number. Just so my life and that of my wife would not be in danger I made a transfer there for her 100k. Took my car from them and go home. That day I couldn’t breathe, I hid this from my wife for two months.
But finally I told her. Just three days ago a friend experienced the same thing, he paid 80k and my police friend said it’s a new fraud in town. Please post so others could learn. If possible please share for a wider view.”
See his tweets below.