A former aide of President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has given an insight into why Yahoo boys should abandon the trade.
According to him, the Internet provides avenues to make legitimate money, saying that, in 2020 alone, YouTube paid out over $10bn to YouTubers.
He tweeted on Thursday: “The Internet is rich with legitimate means of making consistently clean money that I wonder why people still do Yahoo and 419. Crime is not worth your time in 2021.
“You can live the John 10:10 life without being a Hushpupi. YouTube paid $10.5 billion to YouTubers in 2020. Affiliate Marketing generates $7.5 billion annually. Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing and On Demand Publishing can put literal millions (of US dollars) in your pocket.
“Taking surveys and answering questions can pay all your bills. Look at me, I am a living witness. You do not have to be a crook. Get in the right game and avoid the wrong fame!”