Recently, the Police apprehended a notorious Phone dealer Yusuf Da Silver a.k.a Da gold, whose specialty was to buy stolen phones from armed robbers and sell to consumers in computer village. He confessed that he buys over 30 phones a week and made between N25000 and N30000 daily.
If you are conversant with Computer village, you would know the hub has been in existence focompiterr a long time, it is where most people shop for brand new and used phones, laptops, gadgets etc. and go to for repairs. However, the hub has quite a notorious reputation. It is where dubious traders, fraudsters and scammers make a business from scamming and selling fake and stolen items to consumers.
We’ve heard many stories about people who unknowingly buy cloned phones or phones implanted with ‘Fufu’ or bricks. So if you are not smart enough, you will definitely fall victim to these fraudsters. Although unfortunately, Nigerians really like ‘awoof’ (freebies), and this is another reason why they fall victim to the schemes of these fraudsters, mostly because they come looking for cheap deals and end up patronizing the wrong source.
When the value of a phone is about a hundred bucks and someone offers you half or quarter the price, not only should you be suspicious of the dealer and the product being a counterfeit, you should also bear in mind that the item might have been stolen. However, dealing with such people unknowingly could still get you in big trouble; you could get arrested and jailed.
Anyway, to avoid being defrauded by the computer village sharks, we strongly advice that you buy directly from registered and reliable stores and beware of patronizing street sellers who lurk around the market and try to persuade you to follow them to a location.