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Becoming A Yahoo Boy in Nigeria: Easy Steps
So you’ve searched our cyberspace, looking for how to become a yahoo boy and make money here in Nigeria. If that is true, please stay on this page cause I might be able to save your life. I want you to relax cause this article is going to show you simple steps on how you can avoid making the most hideous mistake in life. That will be possible only if you’re ready to open your mind. Yes!
At the end of this article, your life will definitely not be the same. I don’t want you to rush this article.. Please, take your time. If there’s a book around, bring it closer cause you might need to write some important things down.
Now let’s go down to business. Why do you want to become a yahoo boy? Do you know the risk? Do you know the dangers and torments that comes after? You must have read online, or probably heard from a friend that Yahoo Yahoo or Yahoo plus is a lucrative business. Many people have built mansions. Lots of others have bought cars and Jetm, just by reaping from the pocket of others. Most of these rich Lagos boys might be into this business, going by the way they lavish money in parties. Most of them have landed in the hands of EFCCEFCC Economic and Financial Crimes Commission The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is a Nigerian law enforcement agency that investigates financial crimes such as advance fee fraud (419 fraud), scams, and money laundering. The EFCC was established in 2003, partially in response to pressure from the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF), which named Nigeria as one of 23 countries non-cooperative in the international community's efforts to fight money laundering. The agency has its head office in Abuja, Nigeria., while the lucky ones lived to fight another day.
Before writing this article, I took my time to meet with some yahoo boys who seem to have retired from the business. The first person I met, James (Not real name) a handsome young man in his early 30s have this to say.
“I started Yahoo when I was 22 years old and during that time, 2go was very popular. A friend of mine exposed this business to me and going by his looks, he was really eating money. I desperately need money so I obliged to be helped. It took him a week to teach me all the rudiments, even how to change my voice to a female voice when speaking with a client. Yes, I undertook a vocal training. It’s unlike now that we have appsApps Applications or Apps An application (software), commonly referred to as an ‘app’ is a program on a computer, tablet, mobile phone or device. Apps are designed for specific tasks, including checking the weather, accessing the internet, looking at photos, playing media, mobile banking, etc. Many apps can access the internet if needed and can be downloaded (used) either for a price or for free. Apps are a major point of vulnerability on all devices. Some are designed to be malicious, such as logging keystrokes or activity, and others can even transport malware. Always be careful about any app you are thinking about installing. that can smoothly alter ones voice.
My first client was a 64 years old American single mum. She fell in love with my fake profile pictures and keep asking me to come over to the US. She promised to take care of everything, including the VISA. At that moment, I knew I have caught a new meat and went ahead to explore that opportunity.
She sent me over $10,000 to prepare for the US.. When I got the money through western union transfer, I ended up blockingBlocking Blocking is a technical action usually on social media or messaging platforms that restricts or bans another profile from seeing or communicating with your profile. To block someone on social media, you can usually go to their profile and select it from a list of options - often labeled or identified with three dots ••• every means of communication with her.. It was very possible cause every means of communication was solely for the business and it was all fake, automated, with fake bio data and images.
Within few more months, I was already on money cause I have swaddled lots of money from people. I moved out of my parents house. They knew that I was doing something bad, but they couldn’t do anything about it. I was very stubborn, more stubborn cause I can now afford anything that I want.
The day I hit N50M was the day I dropped out of school. I was hardly in class anyway and the course rep of my department was tired of sorting courses for me. I use to sort every course, even assignments. Yes, I have so much money to even give to dogs.
In the mist of all the millions, I still was not happy. My bank account had over N300M, that’s excluding some money I hid underground. but I was unhappy and unfulfilled . Seeing people around, laugh and play even though they had no money tormented me. They had no money, but they were more happy than I am. Every minute of the day, i’m in hiding. Nobody touches my phone nor my laptop.. Not even my fellow G guys.
My turning point was when I was about to commit suicide. It was a Sunday evening, quiet as usual. I have perfectly tie the rope on the fan. When I was about to climb the chair, I heard a knock on the door. It’s been long someone visited me, I don’t even allow people to visit me. My fellow G guys don’t even know where I live.. I waited, to see if the knock will stop.. To see if the person will go away.. But the knock was persistent.. I climbed down from the chair, to see who was at the door.
When I opened the door, what I saw was indescribable. I saw a little boy, with the most adorable eyes I have never seen.. He smiled and handed me a flyer.. There was something about his eyes. It was like it looked into my soul. He saw the deepest part of me. I am not religious or superstitious, but this little boy carried an aura I have never felt in my life. The flyer he gave changed me life. All the money I made was given to the less privileged.
I started life all over again. It wasn’t easy, but it was fulfilling eating the fruit of my sweat. If I had known what know today, I won’t have become a yahoo boy.”
Know The Dangers Before You Become A Yahoo Boy
1. Why Do You Want To Be A Yahoo Boy?
Why do you want to become a yahoo boy? If it’s to make money, pay your bills and flaunt it on social media, to tell your friends that you’ve arrived, you’ll end of in oblivion.
Do you know what makes life beautiful and fun? That’s when you’re at peace with what you do. That’s when you have happiness and joy. That’s when you share virtually everything cause there are no skeletons in your cupboard.
“What’s the use of having millions and billions if you end up sad and alone? What use is money if you can’t sleep peacefully at night, trying to cover your tracks? What use is money if there’s no moment rest?”
To the world, these yahoo boys got no worries. But believe me, they wish they have the power to turn back time. They wish they can redo what they have done. Sadly, going back is almost impossible. Once you’ve join, there’s no going back. The cries of those you scamScam A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime - is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. will haunt you till grave.. Those who survived to tell the story were in a worst state, it only takes a strong mind to ball back to life again.
2. Death Becomes Closer Than Before
As a yahoo boy, you begin to see death just foots away. Why is that you might ask.. I have been with lots of people into this business in life and sincerely, they are in hell here on earth. The burden of worry is so much that the only way to feel human is taking lots of drugs and alcohol. Most of them use money as bed sheets.. Some lavish them on women, cars, cloths, gold chain.. Just to feel an atom of happiness and yet, they can’t.. With such an extravagant and undisciplined lifestyle, death keeps drawing nearer and nearer like a thief in the night.
If you’re to take the place of a yahoo boy just for a day, you might end up committing suicide before the day is over despite all the money at your disposal. The kind of depression you’ll pass through is better imagined. You might think that having no money is depressing. Until you walk a day in the shoe of a yahoo boy, that’s when you’ll know that what’s keeping them sane is drugs, alcohol and women. That’s when you’ll know that depression have different levels and degrees.
3. You Begin To Lie A Lot
When you’ve made so much money, your parents and the people around you will surely ask about the source of your wealth. In that case, lying becomes inevitable. In fact, lying will become your second name. The worst part is; the more you lie, the more you have to lie to cover your lies. You better be ready to remember your lies to avoid contradicting yourself in the future.
A wise man once said; “a good liar is one with a good memory”
You have money, yet you feel insecure, your feel restricted to expressed how you feel or what you want. This is a time in your life when you’ll get to understand that money is not everything.
4. You Become So Lonely
Yahoo boys are usually known by their extravagant lifestyles. You see them with lots of friends and girls. You see them with the latest cars, gold chains and phones. If you’re on social media, their flaunting is enough to send you on a bank robbery.
Actually, you’ll be stunned to know that their life is directly opposite to what they display online. They are only trying to feel better by making you wish you were like them. However, every night, they feel like giving everything up. They are intelligent and emotional. That’s even an attribute that has made their life more miserable.
Before you become a yahoo boy, especially here in Nigeria, get ready to feel the ugly grasp of loneliness. Walking with lots of friends isn’t company.. It’s working with people who you can share anything with. Yahoo boys can’t and that’s no doubt why they feel lonely all the time despite the numerous friends around.
5. No More Sleep For You
You heard me right. What could be more divine than sleeping peacefully like a new-born baby in a bed despite not having a dime? Apart from happiness, money cannot buy a peaceful sleep. Before you become a yahoo boy, prepare yourself cause you’ll going to be hit by a serious insomnia. You’ll find it hard to sleep no matter how much you force yourself. I would rather be poor my whole life than not sleep like a baby. Yes! Money must be made, but I don’t joke with my sleep. I know I’m lazy, you don’t even need to tell me. If you can afford not to sleep for days, weeks, months and years, then go ahead and become a yahoo boy.
Bitter Truth You Must Know Before You Become A Yahoo Boy
Have you heard someone say that nothing is easy in this world? That person is absolutely right. I’m yet to see something that’s easy. Yahoo or perhaps, scamming people is not easy. It deals with lots of tricks, cover ups, technicalities, brainwashing, finance, deception, lying and hard work. In fact, doing all these isn’t a guarantee that you’ll hit money immediately. To up your game, you might even need to work with a team. Young men or women who will stay in a room all day facing their laptops. This is business and it requires everything a business requires to succeed. In fact, yahoo business is harder than legitimate businesses.
Retrace Your Steps!
Why become a yahoo boy when there are lots of legitimate and easy business that can make you lots of money here in Nigeria? Why choose torment over joy all in the name of making money? Honestly, it takes more skills to succeed as a yahoo boy than it takes to start-up a lucrative legitimate business here in Nigeria.
I can remember when i had no money. That time, lots of responsibilities and needs wanted to drive me crazy. I did considered doing this yahoo business. Yes, I once wanted to become a yahoo boy. But I was more determined to make my money the right way. If someone can become a millionaire despite coming from a poor background, why can’t I? When I started my first business, money started rolling in.. It got to a point that I had nothing to do with money again. However, having lots of money didn’t even improve my mood. I was like; is that it?
That’s how you’ll feel when you finally get that millions you’re craving for. It will be worst when that money was gotten in an illegitimate way. That’s also when you’ll understand that money doesn’t worth sacrificing unreasonably. You don’t have to sacrifice your joy, happiness, family, health and security just because of a fiat money.
One of the core purpose of starting this blog was to help you start your own business. I have helped lots of people start theirs.. I can also help you.. Whether your passion lies online or offline, the truth is that I can help. You don’t need to become a yahoo boy to make it in life. All you need is knowledge. Knowledge is power! Let me make this clear, you don’t need money before you can start making money. If you have a skill, then you can make money. Whatever skill you have, you can channel it into the right angle and make money.
Sorry for failing to teach you how to become a yahoo boy or gee boy and make millions. I know that you’ve lots of responsibilities on your shoulder. But that is still not an excuse to trade your happiness for something that doesn’t worth it at all. There comes a time in a man’s life where all that is left is hope. In such case, don’t allow it to elude you. Hold on to it.. Fight for a better tomorrow. You’ll surely come to this blog to give your testimony. Take a look at some legitimate businesses you can do instead. These business can help you. This blog was created to change and save lives.. Give yourself another chance and you’ll be grateful you did. Have a fighting spirit. Don’t become a yahoo boy because of money, you’ll end up despising it.
I still remain your friend,
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It is interesting that this article, in the end, warns that Internet Fraud is not the way! But it doesn’t stop the tens of thousands that follow the Yahoo way.
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