It is fact that there is a recent increase in the demand for bitcoins in Nigeria, and the reason for this is mostly due to the fact that Nigeria are now using bitcoins to join online money making programs like MMM United , Zar funds etc. The demand for bitcoin in Nigeria is even predicted to further increase increase as Nigerians find other use for bitcoins like trading it or keeping it as an investment.

This surge in demand for bitcoin as push Nigerians to places like nairaland and other exchange site for the purpose of buying or selling their bitcoins.

If you visit nairaland and search for the term bitcoins you will see hundreds bitcoins sellers advertising themselves by leaving their bitcoin exchange rate and whatsapp phone number for potential buyers to contact them for the purpose of doing a trade. Amongst these hundreds of traders there a lots of genuine traders and also there are lots scammer trying to get you to buy bitcoin in nigeria nairaland from them.

The question now is how can your protect yourself from been scammed, the answer is simple there are no guarantees that may not be scammed. Therefore you best option will be to be careful and only do trade with sellers that have traded with other people before and they have left positive comments about their experience with them.

We found these list on nairaland which we think you may find useful. It is a list of bitcoin scammers on nairaland. please note that we have not verified these list and we cannot say for a fact that they are all scammers, but it will be wise to avoid them if you are considering buying bitcoin in Nigeria nairaland.

List of identified scammers

Unfortunately, I wrote this in haste, and I won’t be able to come up with more than few data. You are welcome to add your own lists of identified scammers you have identified (with proof) and I will add it up

*UPDATED*

1. Nairalan usernames: fola0016
Gabrielani044
Phone numbers: +2348105689985 08105689985. || +2348145157310 08145157310

Bank account numbers:

Account Name: Silas Enock Kyenpia
Account Number: 1103556648
Diamond

Account Name: OKOH OCHEFIJE
Account Number: 0065850380
Diamond bank

Skrill account detail:
osyochefije@gmail.com
OKOH OCHEFIJE
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2. FULL NAMES; ADEBAYO OPEYEMI CLEMENT
ACCOUNT NUMBER; 3026305475
BANK; SKYE BANK
NAIRALAND MONIKER: GABCOS
PHONE: ||+2348107189075||08107189075||

3. Nairaland moniker: Awango, LasoulMacuby, Gabcos, Yankybabyface

Phone No. +2348077100297||08077100297||+2347067583603||07067583603||+2348022334032||08022334032||+2347063067854|| 0706306 7854

Banks

Account No. 2078108864- UBA
Account Name; Awaritete Majesty

ACCOUNT NUMBER 2008753410 ZENITH BANK
Account Name; Awahritefe Emmanuel

ACCOUNT NUMBER 0038946926 GT BANK
Account Name; Awharitefe Emmanuel

ACCOUNT NUMBER 0230852221 GT BANK
Account Name; Awharitefe Emmanuel

ACCOUNT NUMBER 0018548906 STANBIC BANK
Account Name; Awahritefe Emmanuel

ACCOUNT NUMBER 0051414129 UNION BANK
Account Name; Awahritefe Emmanuel

Account Name: Olulu Goodluck
Bank: First bank

Email: judeimade@gmail.com|| Awango6186@gmail.com||

other identities
Henry awatefe
emmanuel Agwaritefe
emmanuel awatefe

Truecaller shows his name as Tosinjay Neteller

3. Nairaland Username: Adeshola79 (now deactivated)

Phone number: 09072604433

Bank accounts
Adepoju Raheed
0058413156
Sterling bank

Abimbola Wasiu
2087676266
Uba

Folarin Olatunji
0170842078
Gtb

4. Nairaland username – Warriblood

Phone – 09031390748||+2349031390748

5. Nairaland Username: xpressTrade

PHONE NUMBER 07066913459||+2347066913459
ACCOUNT No/NAME FIRST BANK: 3029983284 LUCKY UWADIE IGHODARO

6. His name: Isreal Michael
GTBank
Account number: 0131619770
Phone number: 0818927385.2||+2348189273852

7. Name: Oso Seun Iretiayo
Phone no: 08134551525||+2348134551525
Location: Abeokuta

Wema bank. Oso SEUN 0220041944
First Bank: Oso Seun Iretiayo 3087539153

8. 09090105462, 09076226710, 0814 511 7743
Skrill email: angusmus@gmail.com
Other emails: Kantamin@gmail.com, youngwebltd@gmail.com

9. BANK: UBA
NAME: OLUSANYA ADEMOLA
ACC NO. : 2077408048

phone number: 07065993165||+2347065993165
WHATSAPP : 08105079881||+2348105079881
FACEBOOK ID: Omooba Babatunde Aigeried
School’s at MAPOLY..

10. Names: Oluawatosin Shafe
Banks: GTB: I don’t have that.
FCMB: 2544401016
Phone numbers: 09094603429||+2349094603429
Email: shafebiz@gmail.com

11. Moniker: Dream77
jovy.hendy@gmail.com
AKA Gbenga
Skye bank – Wasiu Odekanmi

12. Moniker: Quickexchanger, Goldexchanger, Godownbsiness etc
Phone numbers: 08125799762, 09063287640, 08086468760, 09078693547
Account numbers:
ADEBAYO FRANK 2110843403 ZENITH BANK
YAMABOR DESMOND 3057330191 FIRST BANK

13. Moniker: idlemann
Skill account – youngwebltd@gmail.com
09090105462 || +2349090105462 || +2349076226710 || 09076226710
Name: angus musa

TO AVOID SCAMMERS OUR ADVISE will be for you to buy Bitcoins at Trusted exchange site like Bitkonga

How to identify scam

1. A scammer don’t usually write details such as number etc about themselves in their profile
2. They usually offer mouthwatery trade e.g selling bitcoin at 400/$
3. Their mobile number if typed on google brings out information different from what they tell you
4. Their profile is usually new
5. They usually have little or no posts
6. They are always in a hurry during transaction
7. They use different names and different accounts
8. Block your number immediately after you transfer money to them
9. They sometime come in the name of religion, calling themselves convenat child of God, commited muslim…blah..blah..blah
10. The greedy scammer engages in legit xchange for some period in order to earn your trust and burst you BIG
etc

How to prevent yourself

1. Trade with trusted xchanger ONLY OR
2. Obtain as many vouch as possible before your deal OR
3. Use ESCROW incase you are trading with less trusted fellow
4. Research on identity of the fellow you want to trade with i.e don’t rely 100% on my list – confirm my list from your little research

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