An Oyo State student has described how Chineye Anas defrauded her of N9,000 through WhatsApp.
In June 2022, an unsuspecting individual was first contacted via WhatsApp.
The unsuspecting individual inquired as to how the fraudster obtained her phone number, but rather than providing a convincing response, the fraudster introduced herself as an arts and entertainment influencer.
“ The fraudster also told the unsuspecting individual that she rewards her WhatsApp friends’ trust in her once in a while by sending them monetary gifts.”
The fraudster would regularly send unsuspecting individual messages asking her to send amounts ranging from N1,000 to N9,000 to receive higher amounts as rewards.
“There were times when the fraudster would send unsuspecting individuals messages instructing her to send N5,000 naira and receive N20,000 naira in return.”
The fraudster would claim that the sum the unsuspecting individual was to receive in return was a reward for her faith in her.
During those times, the unsuspecting person would ignore her messages and move on.
“On March 8, however, the unsuspecting individual had no idea what had come over her; as soon as the fraudster sent her regular money-for-reward message to the unsuspecting individual, she suddenly showed interest and responded to the fraudster.”
The unsuspecting individual informed the fraudster that she wanted to send N5,000 to receive N12,000 naira reward.
“Suddenly, the unsuspecting individual asked the fraudster if she could increase the amount to N9000 naira.”
The unsuspecting individual ended up sending the fraudster N9,000. The unsuspecting individual intended to use the N9,000 to obtain N28,000 naira reward.”
The unsuspecting individual “regained consciousness” when the fraudster asked her to add N1,000 naira to the N9,000 naira she had previously transferred to the fraudster.
Following the payment, the unsuspecting individual discovered she had blocked her on WhatsApp.
Further investigation revealed that the fraudster used the name ‘Anas Chineye’ on WhatsApp.
She used the number +2347046026999 to commit fraud on the platform. Also written beneath the number was “Arts and entertainment.”
Details of scammer:
Account Name: Johnson Anas
Account Number: 0663409818
Bank: Guaranty Trust Bank
Source: fij.ng/ Tola Owoyele