By Iyabo Aina
With internet fraud on the rise, Nollywood screen diva, Maryam Charles, has revealed why some engage in the shameful act . Maryam said, laziness of the mind, body and spirit is the reason why many engage in fraud – She also asked them to try telling the truth for a change.
Recall that it’s no longer news that internet fraud is on the rise in Nigeria, as recently Nigeria and four other African countries have been listed among the world’s highest risk countries in the latest Global Threat Impact Index.
This made the Nollywood act, Maryam Charles, take to her Instagram page to slam internet fraudsters. She wrote that those who engage in the scams are just lazy. She also added that anyone who is capable of thinking up a scam can also think of solutions that will better the country.
Read her full post below:
“Many young men and even women sadly sit before laptops and mobile phones devising new ways of extorting folks. So Nigeria ranks third in cyber crimes after US and UK. It is the craze for quick money, attention, importance and fame. But at what cost, even to the criminal himself, morale decadence, completely bankruptcy of virtues and the inability to tap into God’s riches of wisdom. If you can’t think good, you can’t produce good. You make yourself a lesser being who is incapable of virtues and productivity, but who can only steal from the ability and effort of others. You were created better. What makes you lie, beg and steal, laziness.
Laziness of the spirit, of the mind and of the body. If you can fabricate lies, you have the potential for original ideas, but only when you chose to apply yourself to truth, instead of trying to be important in people’s eyes and telling stupid needless lies. The more you lie, you tend towards darkness and inability, the more you tell the truth, you tend towards light, true strength, abilities and God’s help/backing.
But the little minds of humans are their problems, the inability to see beyond the immediate or to believe in themselves.
When God created you he made a perfect product, he said everything he made was good. So you have in you the goodness to serve humanity, goodness that can be paid for, goodness that would benefit all and bring solution to millions. Just say yes to God and try truth for a change.” She concluded.