Persistently, the scourge of online scams has been a problem in Nigeria, and indeed Africa. Unsuspecting citizens have been sleeved of their funds online by fraudulent persons who pose with one shady business transaction or the other and those who set up fake ecommerce platforms or offers.
While the problem has persisted over the years, there have been attempts to curb it’s nuisance but the scammers have had the better laugh as they seemed hard to track, majorly because of their pseudo identities which sometimes can be more than one. It was to this end that a young Nigerian called a team together and they began work on a startup platform known as SCAM ALERT NG ( www.scamalertng.com).
SCAM ALERT NG has a database of online scammers and is made available to the public and anybody who wants to verify an ecommerce platform, seller or people making an offer to them that involves money before going ahead with such transactions. The database has the names, phone numbers, account numbers and other details of confirmed scammers in Nigeria and users are given the privilege to report persons that may not be on the database already.
Speaking about this, the founder of the platform, Mr. Kalada Belema Meshack-Hart said that ‘the number of reports that reach me frequently about the activities of these online fraudsters is quite disturbing, especially the ones posing as sellers on Instagram. I thought of what to do about it for some time before the idea for this website came. We are calling out to everybody to use it to verify those that pose online with an offer or more. The site is user-friendly and quite simple for anybody to use and it is updated daily”.
The Scam Alert NG team believes you shouldn’t work so hard for your money and then lose it to greedy people online. They want everyone to take advantage of the website and be sure to verify people on it before going ahead with transactions.
How To Use Scam Alert NG
Before you make a buying decision online, use the search box on the home page to verify if the buyer is genuine.
Simply type any details you have of the business (Business name, phone number, bank details, BBM pin etc) and click search.
If the buyer is fraudulent you will immediately see the details by clicking on the result of the search.
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