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Heartbreaking reasons why young Nigerians become Yahoo boys just to buy big expensive cars

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In this article, we will analyze the underlying reasons why most young Nigerians choose to become Yahoo Yahoo just to buy flashy cars.

The craze for fast and easy money is so strong these days that millions of unemployed youths can do just anything to make ends meet and this includes internet fraud.

The whole idea of the advanced fee fraud began way back, sometimes after our independence when the Nigerian economy hit the rock plunging millions into joblessness and poverty.

The result was a spike in crimes and this included postal fraud, the grandmaster that evolved to what we have today. The postal fraud relied on letter communication to defraud unsuspecting targets by requesting advance fees in exchange for future gratification.

But with the advent of the internet and cyber cafes, the focus shifted away from letters to Emails specifically the Yahoo Mail, as this allowed access to millions of people within a shorter time frame and with a higher level of anonymity.

In the early 90s, the average age of perpetrators of this kind of crime was somewhere around 40 years, but these days, the average age is less than 20.

Showing how many young persons have gotten involved in this get the rich quick scheme. So let’s now explore the reasons why young Nigerians become Yahoo boys for easy wealth just to buy flashy and expensive cars.

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Reasons why young Nigerians become Yahoo boys just to buy big expensive cars

Poverty and Family Background
A good number of young people that engage in Yahoo Yahoo do this as a result of their poverty-stricken family background considering that over 100 million Nigerians live in poverty.

In fact, it has been reported that some parents actually introduce their children to established Yahoo boys to get trained in the Act, just like it happens when you take a child to learn a trade as an apprentice. I mean Yahoo Yahoo Apprentice. LOL.

These people are so poor that they can barely afford to manage one single meal in a day and would sometimes go hungry for days. So any means that will guarantee at least one meal per day is chased after with a fury. The people have completely lost faith in their government, who have shown time without number that they are on their own. So they feel no remorse in pushing their children into the life of crime.

When these young ones start seeing the money they make from this, they don’t ever want their family to experience poverty ever again and would continue in that crime, making sure to use their flashy cars to oppress those who looked down on them in their time of want and poverty.


When you are this poor, anything might just go

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