Remember back in the late 90s and early 2000s when people were getting all those messages about dead Nigerian princes or wealthy banking associates who were commanded to reach out to you about some descendant you did not realize you had? Well, nowadays most people realize these are scams.
What is interesting is that the traditional Nigerian scam has fallen off the deep end at least in the United States of America. Yahoos as the Nigerian scammers are called by fellow Nigerians, try not to focus as much on Americans anymore in favor of people in Norway and the Netherlands.
Do not let this fool you though, there is still some Nigerian scammers out there preying on the USA. This article though is about one of the funniest trends in the Nigerian scamming sagas. One might think this is not real but I assure you… it is totally 100% real.
The latest trend to take the Yahoos by storm (and apparently, I assume, making them a lot of money considering how many of these scammers out there are using this strategy), is to convince people on social media that they can join the Illuminati for $250 dollars.
How the Illuminati Membership Scam work?
Well, they reach out to you via a message on facebook (or other social media platforms) and they ask you if you want to be rich and famous (seriously). They tell you a good story of how you can become worldwide famous, earn millions of dollars per an hour, and join the coveted brotherhood of the Illuminati. Strangely enough, their Illuminati brotherhood also seems to worship the devil, which makes it even more ridiculous.
And yet, one can only assume this strategy has been successful. I have seen other people proactively reaching out to these people looking to join the Illuminati.
Once they have someone interested (somehow) in joining the brotherhood of the Illuminati, the Yahoo scammer will then send them a form for them to fill out. Basically it is a bunch of personal information about who you are, how much money you earn, and other questions that are quite intrusive. You send this information back to the Nigerian scammer (the yahoo) and then they tell you that they must gather the ritual materials for you to join the Illuminati so you can complete all of your dreams.
Apparently, the ritual material costs right around $250 dollars and sometimes includes crocodile eyes and the skin of various snakes that they crush (and perhaps dance?) to perform the Illuminati ritual. Of course, if some reason you DID Western Union the joining fee for the Illuminati, the Yahoo will just take you on for another scam. He will say they need more money to complete your next level of membership, or they will attempt to threaten you into giving more based off the information you supplied them when wanting to join the Illuminati.
I am not sure how this scam is so successful, but a quick search online reveals that there are many people looking to fall for this blatant scam. Do not be one of them! Instead, just sit back in amazement and wonder that people could even fall for this… who wants to join the Illuminati brotherhood? Not me for one. Hopefully not you either!