Published: 4th of June, 2022Last updated: June 24, 2022 at 14:15 pm
Nigerians are notorious around the world for their well-known scam tactics. In fact, since the rise of the internet, more scams have come out of Nigeria than any other country…so much so that the term “Nigerian scammer” has almost become a cliché.
Of recent, a Nigerian scammer came up with a brand new scam on Facebook which targets stupid and ultimately vulnerable men. He created a Facebook Fan Page and named it “Nurse Emily from Canada.” Then he made the following Facebook post.
Hi, am Nurse Emily, I need a relationship that will lead to marriage. Money is not my problem because am working, I will support you financially if you can make me happy. Message me if you’re interested
The Nigerian scammer made that Facebook Post on the fake Facebook Page, “Nurse Emily from Canada.”
The post contains a WhatsApp number so you can click it to chat with this so called Nurse Emily…this angelic young nurse who is looking for true love…who is in fact an ugly Nigerian scammer preying on the gullibility of desperate men around the world.
If you click the WhatsApp button and open the chat, it pops an automatic reply. See screenshot below.
As you can see from the screenshot above, the WhatsApp number starts with 234 which means that it is a Nigerian number. In the automated WhatsApp reply, the Nigerian scammer asks his unsuspecting “future mate” to like his Facebook page and share the post in at least 15 groups. Then, he promises, the angelic Nurse Emily looking for love and willing to give financial support will video call the poor man.
But it doesn’t stop there, the Nigerian scammer threatens that if you don’t share the post in 15 groups and like the page, she will NEVER talk to you again. Now that’s a motivating factor for a lot of idiotic men on the internet.
And guess what? It worked like a charm! The Nigerian scammer made this post on the 3rd of June, 2022, and within just about 24 hours, it got more than 5,500 shares. The page likes grew from just under 2000 on June 3rd to nearly 15,000 on June 4th, 2022. Take a look at the screenshots below!
As of the time of this writing, thousands of men around the world have been busy sharing the scam into groups and on their personal profiles, and desperately waiting for a call back from Nurse Emily from Canada.
So how does the Nigerian scammer make money from this stunt? Well, first of all, it’s difficult to grow a Facebook Page. Even people with great, educational or entertaining content take months or years to reach their first 10,000 followers. But here you see the Nigerian scammer pulling it off in a few hours, and unless people become aware of this scam, it’s likely to get worse. The Nigerian scammer can then change the name of the page and start selling stuff on it or sell the page for a hefty profit.
The Nigerian scammer can also post ads on the page, which he has already started doing. As you can see from the screenshot below, the Nigerian scammer posted a bit of pornographic content, pretty obscene by the way, and is asking his followers to click without asking questions. I bet many of them did. Chances are, that link pops up ads or downloads viruses or both.
Chances are, this is just the first phase of the scamming operation. These idiotic men who fall for this crap may indeed get a message from their beloved Nurse Emily. But this time, “she” may test their “loyalty” by asking for money.
It’s truly amazing what people can get away with on the internet. Hopefully, Facebook will be alerted to this scam as early as possible and delete this page. The chances of the Nigerian scammer being charged for his crimes, however, are pretty bleak.
Whose Picture is It?
Nowadays it is easy to download someone’s profile picture from halfway around the world, and use it as your own. We did some research and found out that the photo is actually that of a famous Brazilian doctor and cosmetologist, Mariana Queiroz. Mariana Queiroz has over 221,000 Instagram Followers.
Mariana Queiroz, a cosmetologist and medical doctor from Brazil, posted this photo on her Instagram on March 6th, 2018, and captioned it:
Here is the link to her instagram:
While these gullible, unsuspecting men truly believe they are talking to a beautiful, honest, kind-hearted nurse from Canada, the truth is, they are interacting with an ugly, evil, scammer from Nigeria.