Have you ever tried to sell an item on eBay, only to end up relisting it over and over, simply because of "buyers" who win the auction, only to ask you to post your valuables to Nigeria? This is particularly frustrating, especially when a lot of time and effort has been invested into creating the listing - Not to mention the listing fees lost, especially if these items are high-value goods.
Just to re-instate that I have nothing against Nigeria, this guide is intended to help people guarde against any scams originating from Nigeria, using insider knowledge. Knowledge, they say is power, and in this case, knowledge is power to save time, effort and money.
So, if you're thinking of selling any high-value goods of any sort ranging from mobile phones, PSPs, laptops, gaming consoles, expensive watches, TVs, palm tops, smartphones, iphones or anything of the sort, here are a few tips you can employ :-
- State in your listing what countries you will post to.
- Somewhere in the body of your text, also state that you will report all requests to "pay by paypa1 and post to Nigeria" to the EFCC. The EFCC is an independent crimes investigation agency, set up to tackle crime in Nigeria. Unbeknown to many, they are very efficient for a Nigerian organisation and cyber criminals know exactly how efficient they are. Which is why no criminal originating from Nigeria will bother you again if you mention the magic word EFCC. It's not all talk nonetheless. You can actually raise complaints with the EFCC for investigation through their website (Just google EFCC Nigeria)
Hope this helps, and happy, unwasted listing!