Nigerian ‘Yahoo Boys’ Are Posing as US Military Members on Facebook
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Nigerian ‘Yahoo Boys’ Are Posing as US Military Members on Facebook
- 5 Jul 2019
- Military.com | By James Barber
Facebook scammers go under the microscope this week on the FX Channel news program “The Weekly,” produced in partnership with The New York Times. “Connecting the World” (airing Sunday at 10 p.m. ET/PT) takes a special interest in scammers who impersonate military members.
Reporter Jack Nicas introduces us to Renee Holland, a woman who was swindled out of her nest egg and whose story ends in tragedy. He interviews Renee and her husband Mark after the scam drained their bank account.
During the course of Nicas’ work on the story, Renee and her father Rudolph Rehm are murdered. Mark was found at the scene and later died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Nicas later sits down with Marine veteran Daniel Anonson, the man whose face was used to scam Renee and her family. We’ve got a clip in which Anonson learns about the dozens of accounts that impersonate him online.
acebook, busy dodging questions about fake newsFake news Fake news is false or misleading information presented as news. It often has the aim of damaging the reputation of a person or entity, or making money through advertising revenue. However, the term does not have a fixed definition and has been applied more broadly to include any type of false information, including unintentional and unconscious mechanisms, and also by high-profile individuals to apply to any news unfavourable to his/her personal perspectives. and the widespread sale of user information, has so far failed to address the scandal of fake accounts that exploit its more vulnerable users.
The Pentagon, veterans and scam victims have tried to raise the issue but haven’t gotten much of a response from Mark Zuckerberg’s crew. Nicas also visited the Pentagon to speak with Kim Joiner, deputy assistant to the secretary of defense for strategic engagement, about the Pentagon’s attempts to deal with the issue. We’ve got two more advance clips below.
These scamsScams 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. may not affect huge numbers of people, but the damage they do to the individuals they entrap is enormous. Scammers (many of them based in Nigeria) are using the goodwill generated by the sacrifices of military men and women to commit crimes that largely go unprosecuted.
“The Weekly” is usually a half-hour program, but this week’s episode will run a full hour as FX and The New York Times advocate for making this issue a national priority.
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Oh this is not my first rodeo! So I was a little prepared when I was contacted on Instagram from this guy. He was very persistent. So, I joined “hangouts.” I talked to him for about a week. Leading him on just as much as he led me. About 3 days out, he claimed undying love for me??? lol, next he started asking me about helping him take a vacation here to see his 16-year old daughter. I didn’t believe anything I read. He sent a picture with the words” do you believe me now” written on a napkin. He sent me a picture of himself with his daughter, and one of him sitting in his barracks and out in the field. They were all the same man, but I just laughed. I have seen this plan before. So, I played back. I will say he was quite surprised when I chewed him out after he asked me to request his “box.” of personal stuff including money. I just flat out said NO NO NO~~~~ I knew it was going to cost me somewhere. He was very convincing, but like I said, this is not my first rodeo!