Also, one of the major tricks, Yahoo and Sakowa Boys are using to perpetuate this act is Over Payment.The Over Payment trick requires a lot of processes.
With this trick, a Yahoo Boy can buy goods worth 1000 USD and issue a cheque of 5000 USD.
What the Yahoo Boy is interested in is not the goods he claimed to be interested in but the excess money that will be sent to him after the cheque must have been cashed.
Another trick used by Yahoo Boys to swindle foreigners is called Come And Carry Format.
Internet scam, commonly known as Yahoo Yahoo in Nigeria or Sakawa in Ghana became popular simultaneously in these 2 countries in the early 2000 and it has become an in-thing amongst Nigerian and Ghanaian Youths.
Over the years, the act has become a trend among young guys and for one to be seen as a real Big Boy these days; you have to be involved in the act.
Oftentimes, many young guys who paint the town red, driving posh cars, wearing expensive jewellery, rocking the social scene by spending lavishly, make their money through internet scam.The act has become a means of livelihood for so many young guys.However, the cyber crime thing has been in existence for so many years, as many of the then popular fraudsters in Nigeria made their money through internet scam but it became more popular when young men started doing it professionally.One of the tricks they use in swindling foreigners is called “Freestyle”.The Freestyle trick is the simplest and it is common amongst starters.Applying Freestyle trick, all you need to do is to open an account in any of the popular dating sites and look for someone who falls in love with you, afterwards he or she starts paying your bills sending hard currency.