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Not All Victims Of Internet Fraud Are Controlled With Charms — Rotimi Onadipe

Contrary to the belief of most people that fraudsters use charms to control their victims, the CEO and founder of Internet Safety Magazine, Rotimi Onadipe, has revealed that not all fraudsters use charms to control their victims. He explained that one of the major reasons why most people fall victim is that they don’t investigate the documents presented to them by fraudsters.

Rotimi Onadipe is an expert in cybercrime and internet abuse prevention. He is a committed advocate of online safety with various initiatives to prevent cyber crimes and other unethical practices associated with the use of social media.

Speaking on Saturday in Ibadan at the 108th edition of his organisation’s weekly awareness campaign which took place at the secretariat of his organisation, Onadipe noted that most fraudsters use AI generated content and other fake documents such as fake bank transaction receipts, international passport, ID card, driver’s licence and other fake documents to deceive and defraud unsuspecting victims.

His words: “It’s not all fraudsters that use charms to manipulate their victims. I am aware that some fraudsters and cyber criminals use magic power on their victims but it is not all victims that are controlled with magic power. Many of these fraudsters are experts in forging sensitive documents. Some of them go as far as sending forged documents to their victims in any part of the world through reputable courier companies.”

“The fraudsters prefer to use popular and reputable courier companies to send forged documents to their victims in order to convince them that the business proposal or transaction is genuine.”

According to him, “Many  unsuspecting victims have received forged documents from reputable courier companies and later discovered the fraudsters only used those companies to facilitate and perfect their fraudulent business proposals,” 

“I was privy to a particular case of a victim I counseled some years ago. He received some forged documents from fraudsters and was convinced by those documents. He then borrowed huge amount of money and gave it to the fraudsters. After he discovered it was a scam, he developed some health problems and later died.”

“Don’t fall for the scam. It is better to be safe than sorry. Besides using charms to control their victims, fraudsters have become more advanced to the extent that they can forge any document to back up their fraudulent activities. Be informed that all they are interested in is your hard-earned money and they are ready to go any length to get you any document that will make them to achieve their aim,” Onadipe stated.

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