DAILY GIST in this article has compiled a list of top states in Nigeria with Yahoo Boys also known as internet fraudsters.
One could give many reasons for the country’s poor image but the one that stands shoulder high is that Nigeria is believed to be a breeding place for scammers/fraudsters.
Yahoo boys are one of those believed to be responsible for a great bulk of Nigeria’s bad image.
These fraudsters are so adamant at scamming and duping innocent individuals of their hard earned money.
Although spread across the country in several states, internet fraudsters are readily found in some places than others.
Without further ado, DAILY GIST takes a look at the top 10 Yahoo-Yahoo states in Nigeria in descending order
Yes, their are a good number of internet fraudsters in Abuja, a city known to be controlled by political money bags. These fraudsters who are seen as Abuja big boys by virtue of the fact that they are relatives of some big politicians or claim to work in one government ministry or the other, actually use those as a cover for their illegal activities.
9.Kaduna, Kaduna State
Kaduna is another town with a growing number of yahoo boys. There has even been reports of attempts to steal the identity of Governor Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai.
8.Awka, Anambra State
The scammers here who are majorly undergraduate students appears to have been gradually deserting the town as security operative had busted them many times in the past and had continued to be on their trail.
7. Enugu State
Enugu is a place where yahoo boys are growing in their number as the city has quiet estates and accommodations where these young men hide away to carry out their illegal jobs without easily getting noticed.
6.Owerri, Imo State
A large number of Yahoo boys can be found in Owerri. They are well known in major hotel within the city where they go to squander their money on women. They also ride flashy cars around the city with people usually hailing them.
5. Delta state.
Internet scam is so popular among the youths in Warri, Asaba, and other major towns in Delta state that they even impersonate their state governor without fear.
4. Port Harcourt, Rivers State
Port Harcourt is a place where internet scam is fast becoming a hobby. You will hardly see a young boy who doesn’t know someone involved in this ugly activity. Even with the increase in the number of people captured by the EFCC there, they appear not to be perturbed.
3. Lagos state
Lagos is the headquarters of Internet Fraudsters in Nigeria. Virtually every corner of Lagos, from Lekki to the mainlands, has these con men who refer to themselves as “Gee Boys” meaning guys with swags and knows what’s up. The biggest amongst them own houses and live very expensive lifestyles in Lagos.
2.Benin City, Edo State
Edo State is a known hotspot for the so-called Yahoo guys. Young boys of different age groups here engaged in online dating of foreigners particularly widows. They use different pseudo names and pictures to deceive their prospective victims. They also believe in charm helping them to hit their “maga” easily.
1. Ogun State.
Recently, Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, declared that the state was ranked highest among the states with activities of internet fraudsters known as “yahoo boys” in Nigeria
It’s a state with a growing number of youth interest in online scam. These fraudsters some years back hacked into an Ogun state owned account and stole millions of Naira. This could anyway be attributed to poor security system with the bank in question
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