Cases of online scammers and conmen have been on the rise particularly OLX and PigiaMe. Victims say that the deal was too good they couldn’t suspect a thing. According to a young lady, PigiaMe scammed her through a fake UN job ad. Paying a small amount for so called application fees, at a price of an assured job.
OLX scammers on the hand employ ‘strategic’ ways like a couple Anthony and Aida Founder and Co- Founder of Natva Supplies had an experience with Jenga Makao Limited.
This is a story shared by many.
“For our incidence, we were approached by someone interested in our products through a tender. They claimed they were part of a Canadian NGO, with a legit Facebook profile, ‘real’ documents that had logos, stamps, signatures.”
Aida and her husband set up a date and physically meet the guy on several occasions. He promised them two tenders, but before they could seal the deal, they were asked to pay 50K so that they could get an approval from their bosses.
Since 50K was all they needed to pay, in return get 40M tender was pretty much peanuts. This one sided transaction went on for a while, without Aida’s company getting any benefit.
“It was a rat and cat game, until we realized we lost 1.5M”
Other victims’ claim they sealed deals online, only to be robbed physically at gun point. How secure are these online trade avenues?
Be careful next time you meet with anybody you meet from the online sites.