A young man who was recently scammed by people who were pretending to sell the online currency bitcoins, reached out to a popular Twitter account to help expose the people behind his unfortunate experience.
The bitcoin is an online currency (cryptocurrency) that has it's own value, and is also accepted as the legal tender in some countries and companies alike. In 2016, it's value was rated higher than the dollar.
The currency is mostly used for online transactions, they are stored in 'online wallets' and when lost, can never be traced or even replaced.
A young man identified as Joseph, was forced to learn this the hard way after encountering scammers when he tried to purchase some bitcoins. (Maybe he didn't see the Central Bank of Nigeria's warning concerning the dangers of using bitcoins)
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According to the Twitter user @Subdeliveryman, here's what transpired below:
"So, someone reached out to me about the account on Twitter @BuyBitcoinNG ripping him off 100k. He got blocked by @BuyBitcoinNG"
See screenshots below:
The person shared details of how she was asked to split the money into different accounts, which she did without suspecting a thing.
The suspected scammer identified as Elijah Ubachukwu (the same person the money was deposited into his account) was also revealed to be the same person behind several anonymous Twitter accounts.
See screenshot below:
Na wa oo! Why do people just want to take away other people's hard-earned money?