Yahoo boy format: Have you ever heard about yahoo boys? Yahoo boys are named so after one of the hugest Internet companies on the planet – Yahoo!, because many scammers often use its free e-mail accounts to commit their crimes. Instead of getting a legal job, many young people in Nigeria dream of becoming a yahoo boy. Keep on reading the article to get to know how to identify a yahoo boy.
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WHO ARE YAHOO BOYS?
For Nigerian law, yahoo boys are people who carry out 419 fraud. This number refers to the article of the Nigerian Criminal Code, which directly deals with fraud. It is also a kind of a swindle in which the lawyer usually proposes plenty of money for a smaller up-front deal.
Internet fraud became widely accessible simultaneously in Nigeria and Ghana in early 2000. This act has quickly become a real trend amongst young people. Yahoo boys have become surprisingly respected people.
Therefore, Internet fraud has rapidly allowed many young Nigerians buying expensive cars, houses, jewelry, etc. Now it has become the only means of livelihood for thousands of youth.