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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.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.A fifth-year student stated that the fear of the unknown may have attracted a number of students to “yahoo-yahoo” rather than waiting for after-school unemployment.They see internet fraud as a creative outlet in a country like Nigeria.
Sometimes I posed to them on how my wife disappointed me and took away my property and children.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.The fear of unemployment has been identified as a push factor for undergraduates’ involvement in internet fraud.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.
Another scam that is popular with the “yahoo boys” is phishing, a technique used to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details. They may stand at ATM galleries to feign assistance to vulnerable users – illiterates, the old and the physically challenged – and later swap cards to defraud them.