Nowadays every youth want to be rich without doing legitimate work rather internet fraud. Common reasons include:
- I need to make money and show people that I have arrived.
- My relationship with my spouse is not moving well because I am broke.
- See what my friends are doing flaunting wealth on social media.
While it’s true that things in Nigeria are not moving well, there’s hunger all over the country statistics office publication in 2020 showed that forty percent of people in Nigeria live in poverty.
If you are a person that is contented with what he has you won’t bother yourself over what others are posting on the internet but rather stick to what you have and hope for God to bless you more abundantly.
Like I said recently on Twitter ‘life without freedom is worse than poverty to me’.
Why did I say life without freedom is worse than poverty?
Would you rather be contented with your wages or be an internet fraudster today and get caught tomorrow by the EFCC, INTERPOL & FBI then spend the rest of your life in jail? Think about it.
How is it possible to change my mindset towards internet fraud?
First, think about the thousands of people that are getting caught daily, think about the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Jack Dorsey the CEO of Twitter. These are some of the people who made legitimate money without causing panic to their followers.
I urge you all today, especially this era of an ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to stop internet fraud and stick to legit hustle, read books and forget about the wealth of others.
There are many things you can do and earn money online. Which include;
Starting your own website
Surveys, searches and reviews
So why you should stop doing internet fraud now? Here are three reasons that I believe will give you sense:
1. Hushpuppi arrested in Dubai
You know Hushpuppi who often posts pictures with his luxury cars like Ferrari and Rolls Royce and a private jet. He was arrested by FBI & INTERPOL on June 10 in Dubai and charged obtaining money from others through fraudulent means.
2. Invictus Obi arrest
Invictus Obi was featured on Forbes’ “30 under 30” list in 2016, But in August 2018, America Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested him for $11m cyber fraud. He was pleaded guilty to $11m (4.2 billion naira) fraud on June 2020 to spend his next 20 years in an American jail.
3. FBI arrest 80 Nigeria
Just a few days after the arrest of Invictus Obi, the FBI arraigned and jailed 80 Nigerians in connection to what they described as the “largest fraud” in US history!
Again, 12 people, were arrested with Hushpuppi last week and they have been jailed.
Inconclusion, no matter where you live, who you are and how you operate the law will catch up with you one day except you stop the work now. Crime doesn’t pay