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    Default Fraudsters scam Nigerians with Russia World Cup passes

    Fraudsters have tricked scores of Nigerians by selling them football World Cup fan passes to travel to Russia, leaving many stranded and penniless, victims and anti-trafficking campaigners say.

    Some Nigerians told AFP they used the official Fan IDs to come to Russia with the promise of finding work or even playing professional football themselves.

    Others said they came to watch World Cup matches but got stranded when their return plane tickets were cancelled by bogus travel agencies that booked them.

    Ismail Olamilekan, 21, and his brother Sodiq, 25, said they paid 250,000 naira (600 euros, $700) each to a man in Lagos for their Fan IDs.

    "The man told us that with the Fan ID we could get a job and stay here," Ismail told AFP at a hostel on the outskirts of Moscow.

    "But when we got here we discovered that it was a fraud, that he had just collected the money and lied to us."
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    Chump change for the average Nigerian to lose, they've all inherited wealth from some prince in their family haven't they?
    none so blind as those who refuse to see

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    Fraudsters have tricked scores of Nigerians
    Nigerians getting scammed?? that's sweet
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    Quote Originally Posted by spiff View Post
    Nigerians getting scammed?? that's sweet
    Chineke! how can you say something like that?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thechamp View Post
    Chineke! how can you say something like that?!
    karma's a bitch
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    Scammers - 1
    Nigerians - 341234987
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    The man told us that with the Fan ID we could get a job and stay here,
    Sure. This looks like a scam in itself.
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    419 scam, but backwards
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    What goes around comes around. Anyone except our govt feel sorry for the Nigerians?

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    Charles Soludo will leave them millions

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff.D View Post
    What goes around comes around. Anyone except our govt feel sorry for the Nigerians?
    Are these Nigerians who got scammed this time - were these the perpetrators of scam before? Or is it just a nationality thing?

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    Or the Nigerians are lying and using this scam as a scam to claim asylum in Russia. Nigerians do have a habit of travelling to foreign countries and then never going back when their visas expire.
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    Ismail Olamilekan, 21, and his brother Sodiq, 25, said they paid 250,000 naira (600 euros, $700) each to a man in Lagos for their Fan IDs.
    Nigerians getting scammed by Nigerians

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