Popular expatriate Nigerian dancer and actress, Korra Obidi, has taken to social media to share her bitter experience with scammers in Mexico.
The mother-of-two, who is currently in Mexico to perform at some shows, went live on her Facebook page to reveal that her debit card details had been hijacked by scammers who used it to make multiple purchases.
She explained that she bought a glass of margarita at a restaurant in Mexico and paid with her card. Shortly thereafter, she received seven direct debit notices in quick succession from her bank account.
She said she was not the one making the purchases and immediately called her banking provider to block access to the card before the scammers could withdraw more money.
Korra Obidi, who welcomed the bank’s quick response, said the bank promised to return the stolen money. She further explained that Nigerian scammers are novices compared to those in Mexico.
In her words,
“Guys, the first thing has happened in Mexico. I just got seven notifications…remember that place…the place that had the Margarita Ville… where I bought a $35 Margarita from?
They have been charging this card for different fast foods, $225 here, $225 there. I’ve not even eaten dinner and someone is already been charging my card for different things.
“Remember that place that I told you that I felt like I was scammed; at the airport…the place that had a drink for $10 and all of a sudden the drink is $35. I just got a security alert from wings stop…someone has spent my credit card on some wings, and then I got another alert for some fast food, $285 of my money on wings.
“This is worse than Lagos, we are learning in their hands. Yahoo dey learn for their hand. Yahoo yahoo boys need to come and learn work from Mexicans’ hands.
“I’ve called the Bank of America. Thank God for the most amazing bank ever. I called them in five seconds, and someone picked up the call and they blocked this card. I can’t eat, but they said they’re going to give me my money back.”