A Nigerian student in the United Kingdom identified as Fola Ogunsemo has said she was ashamed of being a Nigerian after partaking in an examination where Nigeria was used as a question about internet fraud.
Ogunsemo who schools in Manchester, United Kingdom, lent her voice against internet scam by Nigerians, noting that it has tarnished the image of the country abroad.
The lady, who said she was ashamed of being a Nigerian, took to her Instagram page on Thursday, May 23, to share the extent of the damage internet scam has done to Nigeria's image.
YEN.com.gh notes that Ogunsemo shared her examination question paper in which one of the questions revolved around advance fee fraud, and Nigeria was part of the four options she and other students had to choose from.
She captioned the screenshot thus: "This is my exam paper for a module named “Law in a business context” with the red circle which I did today 23rd of May. Stepping out of the exam hall my friends were like “Fola how did you feel about question 22” and for the first time in my life, I felt ashamed of being a Nigerian. I believe fraud is being committed everywhere but for it to be recognised and used as an exam question in UK, then it is VERY BAD for Nigeria. My lecture slide showed a typical example of a “yahoo boy’s” storyline in the green circle, I went further to search for “Advence-fee scam” with the belief that it was exaggerated in my lecture slide and I found the information in the blue circle. I am short of words at the moment realising the fact that there’s been so much issues lately about “yahoo boys” on social media, this is not a good reputation for Nigerians at all....... This matter tire me ooo my people"
See the screenshot below:
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), an advance fee scheme occurs when the victim pays money to someone in anticipation of receiving something of greater value — such as a loan, contract, investment, or gift — and then receives little or nothing in return.
It must be noted, the issue of advance fee fraud is not only prevalent in Nigeria as many Ghanaians are also known to be engaged in it.
In Ghana, it is called 'sakawa' and it has gained notoriety with some reported cases of young men going for 'juju' to help them scam their victims.
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