This research article examines the increasing spate of youths who engage in fraudulent Internet
activities in Nigeria in the light of Proverbs 4:10–19. Nigerian youths are fast becoming
impatient with their quest for wealth. This had led many of them to engage in high-level
fraudulent Internet activities. It has come to a point where Internet fraudsters opened schools
to teach prospecting youths how to make money fast. The circle keeps expanding on a daily
basis. Their victims include the rich, the poor and unsuspecting foreigners. The study findings
revealed that the spate of Internet fraud has continued to increase because more youths are
willing to engage in such activities and other cybercrimes to make fast wealth, so that they can
feel pride among other youths and the society. Proverbs 4:10–19 provide a lucid response to
this sad development.
CONTRIBUTION : In the light of Proverbs 4:10–19, Nigerian youths are advised not to join evildoers
because their path of wickedness ends in darkness and unhappiness.