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Do you guys trust Nigerians

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by SeunTheFirst, Feb 7, 2016.

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  1. SeunTheFirst

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    Hi everyone, am trying to set up a portfolio website for my company, and i would like to put my picture in it as the ceo but i like to know if most guys outside africa have enough trust to business with a nigerian?
     
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    I've ran into similar problems when I was doing liquidation. The fact is that while the majority of business men/women don't give a fuck as long as you make them money, racism obviously exists - this is compounded when Nigeria and a lot of African countries don't exactly have the best reputation. Unless it's an absolute must in your industry, don't reveal any information about your origin or get a US partner as the poster boy. Women have similar problems too (so I've been told). In the beginning when every single deal counts, stupid stuff like that matters but once you build up a good client list, you won't have to worry about that anymore.
     
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    Sorry to ruined you. The answer is no.


    But who's know, you can start legit website with legit porfolio (though linkedin) and get the review (guest post or article from top web/blog).
     
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    i am a nigerian..the best advice i can give u is to try to focus on the level of quality service you are providng...ur reputation will speak for itself...whether or not ppl trust a nigerian would become irrelevant when ur work proves itself
     
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    Hello Dear Sir,

    My name is Mashuku and I'm an Nigerian Prince.
    I just got 10 Million from my father in the US, but i need an money for transactions.
    If you send me 100$ i will give you 1 Million out of the 10.
    Please send me them to: [email protected]

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    That's how much i trust people from africa.
     
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    It's actually sad and racist how we make certain stereotypes because of people race or nationality.
    And in my opinion it actually could make a bit negative impression at the beginning. But if you are thinking about this company as a long term and serious business I would say you should put your picture and don't try to pretend to be someone else.
    If your services will be great your portfolio visitors will be able to see your great works and customers feedbacks will talk for themselves.

    And that's a great negative Nigerian stereotype example I guess. :10:
     
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    Sometime I have no I idea what system that they use.


    I mean, all my friends that I ever know have experience receive this type of email. Probably they already spamming to billion of people via email, facebook and other social media.


    I wonder what their conversation rate is. Probably hundred million.
     
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    Depends if they say I have won the lottery or not.
     
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    Obviously, Nigeria has a reputation for scammers but I treat everybody individually and I know many Nigerians (in the UK), most of whom have been honest hard working people.
    You may face prejudice but I would put more trust in seeing a genuine Nigerian CEO Profile rather than an obviously fake one.
    Make sure the site looks professional and spelling and grammar are correct, as I tend to avoid sites that haven't made an effort.
    It also will depend on what products and services you are offering.
    If you are looking to develop a professional long term legitimate business then it shouldn't matter where you are from.
    If you find people don't trust you but you operate honestly then host your site in the US with a Western profile, but this could be damaging if you are found out.
     
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    To me it has nothing to do with color of skin. But more of a bad life experience..

    One time a Nigerian prince emailed me telling me if i sent him $X,XXX he would make me rich. Although, I never heard back from him. I sent the money to him to bail him out of prison. Maybe it was not enough money? idk :/
     
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    I trust them,they always give good quality weed.
     
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    Blame it on your government who over the long years have not stopped your countrymen (some of them) from getting your good country a real bad name on the internet. On the internet means the bad name spreads like poison does inside a human body. Why didn't it proactively hunt down those involved in such major scams? I'd as much blame my own government/s for not doing as much for keeping our own (country's) name in good standing (and at least as far as scams are concerned -- and that involves scams done by top people in real life and in real offline).

    So it may take a lot of time until you see better days for your countrymen. See how a few people can ruin the reputation of a great land? Just keep your fingers crossed until then... It's a sad reality imho.

    Sadly it hurts everyone a lot, doesn't it?

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    A few years back, my son came to me frightened and with his laptop on. It was very early morning, at about 5:30am, and he had gotten a email from nigeria, in which his eldest uncle had called upon him to send him money equivalent to about $100 urgently. That email stated that he was in Nigeria and was in deep trouble with its police and they were asking for $100 to clear his name from something he wasn't involved in. The uncle seemed in great distress. And naturally my son woke everyone up and begged me to do something urgently. The email had given a PP address for the money to be sent. Somehow I asked him to be relaxed, but he and my wife were agitated and in fear... I tried to call this uncle (my BiL), who was staying in another city in India, and after trying his landline phone for about 15 anxious minutes (blame the notorious Mumbai telephones for the network confusions) he got on it, and asked what was the matter! lol.

    My wife who was full of fear, talked anxiously with him over the phone, and she even then thought that he was still in Nigeria and in deep trouble... she kept asking if he was safe... so such is the fear which your people are capable to spread, and with psychological effects attached -- early morning email -- known relations and names of those relatives (possible taken from FB), and a reallife situation being created for the urgency of sending money to them without thinking much.... see, hos some of your people are not just entering the drawing rooms in far off lands, they are also entering the subconscious in the form of intense fear! Pg Fckers...

    The poor uncle was really shocked that such a bizzare case could ever happen to him -- he vowed/promised to my wife that he will never go to Nigeria in life! hehehehe

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    That BiL is a SBI employee and has worked as a branch manager for many years... if at all he was in trouble and needed money, just about $100!!, then he could have easily got that from the Indian branch in that country, or even from his Indian branch back home, and within minutes! Of course he would have carried on him that much money surely, while visiting in a foreign land... but logic flies out of the window first thing, and in that early hour, and when you are woken out of deep sleep, and the son is still awake doing whatever on the net lol, and when you suddenly see one of your dear ones in deep sh!t that too in a foreign land, you panic like hell! The Nigerian scammers have crossed all limits of human tolerances... if ever I find my hands around his neck! lol!
     
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    I trust people by individual action. Because I got scammed with Turkish too.
     
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    As long as you're not sending e-mails where you have millions of dollars in bank accounts and you need help from a stranger, you'll be fine if you build your reputation as a 'you should do business with'.
     
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    I trust all Nigerians, I have talked to about 20 via email, I keep winning prizes there! They should be sending me my million dollars any day now! Just gotta be patient.
     
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    I work with Nigerians and they are some of the most humble people I ever dealt with.
    Despite the problems receiving money due to the bad reputation they have as a whole I would take Nigerians over any western-world douche.
     
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    I don't trust them at all!! Has nothing to do with racism but life experience!
     
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    Some staggering replies in this thread...Be good at what you do, be honest & build a rock solid reputation. With the traits in place you will be successful in business. Racism will not stop you.
     
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    I don't know if I can trust them, but apparently many of my dead relatives have.
     
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