why are People especailly White People afraid Of doing Business in Nigeria

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December 2, 2007 9:49am CST
I have posted numerous Investment Programs on this forum and I have received constant criticism that I am one of the Nigerian scammers. A friend even told me to scam away. it is very obvious that the Average Nigerian Name is in the mud with white People. Let me even say that some Nigerians are skeptical about their fellow countrymen. Its a shame. but Nothwithstanding I think I am one of the Future of the greater Nigeria. DOn't underestimate the Nigerian Mind. You never can tell what you stand to gain in that relationship.
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6 responses
• United States
2 Dec 07
It has absolutely nothing to do with race. Nigeria has become a synonym for scams, and if anyone is at fault, it's your government. If you are really a legitimate business person, it's too bad you have to suffer from the reputation that your country has earned, but please don't blame the rest of the world. The word gets around, and people act to protect themselves.
• Nigeria
2 Dec 07
I see you actually recognise the main problem in my Country. I just hope that one day people with good intentions will be allowed to rule this nation. Peace, man
@Lindalinda (4112)
• Canada
3 Dec 07
It has nothing to do with white, brown or green people. The Internet is full of Nigerian Scams. The problem lies with people in your country, even Government people, lawyers, banks and others. Look at all the phony lotteries and especially the inheritances that are supposedly not claimed. I think gullible and greedy people the world over have been scammed out of millions of dollars. Some have even travelled to Nigeria to try and re-gain some of their money that they sent there for so called fees. Some of them were lucky to escape Nigeria with their lives. I feel sorry for individuals like yourself who have to suffer because of so many of your countrymen. The process of cleanup has to start within your country. All the great minds in Nigeria, and I am sure there are many have to get together on this and you will see a change in the future. Good luck and happiness.
@xmanifold (456)
• Nigeria
3 Dec 07
i feel for you my brother.i'm nigerian and i tell you it's been hell trying to do or get anything online. i think it's not really bad as it been portrayed, not everyone will agree with me anyway!!!!!!1
@ctrymuziklvr (11060)
• United States
3 Dec 07
I can tell you that I know a couple of Nigerians personally who won't do business with their countrymen. It's really a shame that it's come to this but you know what they say about one bad apple.
@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
2 Dec 07
I am so happy that you are not a Nigerian Scammer! Its got so bad that I refuse to even chat with a Nigerian. No one has any Idea How many senior citizens in North America have been victims of their scams. Or for that matter how many Millions of dollars they have stolen from Helpless Seniors of North America. I have two websits where I send emails that come to my computer. These sites are doing what they can to shut down the scammers. Yes there must be some decent and Honest Nigerians, but these good people are outnumbered by the dishonest Nigerian thieves! Nothing stays the same and I'm hoping the people of Nigeria will someday see the Light and become Honest and Upright citizens of the World!
@Stiletto (4584)
2 Dec 07
I'm sorry for any Nigerian who is trying to legitimately make money online because the image your country has is so bad as far as scams are concerned. It isn't a racist thing in any way, it's just that most people with an email address have received some of those crappy 411/419 scam letters. Not to mention on eBay where at one time I was plagued by scammers from Nigeria putting in false bids etc. I appreciate it's not the average person in the street that is behind it. I know it's organised crime in Nigeria, but you can't blame everyone else for being cautious. Anyway I hope you manage to find a way to overcome this obstacle.