Scam is what most internet geek refer to as a fraudulent scheme performed by a dishonest individual, group, or company in an attempt obtain money or something else of value..
One of the problem facing Nigeria’s business world is the ever growing persistence of people who perform scam activities.
Scammers as they are fondly called, operate every where, either online or offline. A famous principal Researcher at Microsoft , Cormac Herley says in one of his article titled “Nigerians Try To Stop Nigerian Internet Scammers” that Nigerian Scam‘ is now one of the suggested auto-completes in a Google search for Nigeria. This indicates the high occurence of the fradulent activity and people’s unending desire to avoid being scammed.
Dating site, Forum sites and large marketplaces in Nigeria give room for scammers, because they confuse people with amazingly cheap things.
Often times, people who have been scammed in one way or the other discourage other from trading in such business platform based on their experience
There is a general notion that all Nigerian free online classifieds Ads website are scam full. JiJi.ng, is unfortunately, not an exception.
Some people try to use JiJi with their selfish illegal purposes just because it serves as an arena that provides buyers and sellers the avenue to meet and exchange goods and services.
Since inception, there have been controversies whether or not one can be scammed JiJi.
Just last week I received a mail from of my readers asking How true or scam free is jiji.ng.
However, The management of Jiji has declared its zero tolerance for scammers on it’s website.
In a press release available at our disposal, Jiji clearly addressed the issue of scam and how it solved the problem.
What we do with scammers?
Jiji.ng wants their users be safe. And, if it detects fraudsters on the site, they will be removed forever.
Our uniqueness is in our method of fighting scammers. We always try to ensure that only honest, real people are buying and selling on our site, and we help them to do this more comfortably. So we decided to show you how our “fighting” works from a technical point of view, and “acquaint” you with most of the known internet scammers in Nigeria. You should know them by sight and beware.
In addition, we hope scammers will understand that their conduct is unacceptable and stop their nefarious activities.
How do we find serious fraud on JiJi?
Every Jiji user can complain about suspicious, scam ads. You should just push the button “Something wrong?” and then choose the reason for your suspicion (for example, it is illegal; seller asked for prepayment; it is spam).
Why don’t we ban a user after the first complaint?
A market place is a place where all people are competitors. So, we don’t necessarily trust the first request for a block. Some people want to get rid of competitors on JiJi by such methods – just pushing the red button once.
That’s why JiJi has a serious approach and bans only real scammers. Its special smart algorithm checks the veracity of complaints and if the complaint doesn’t pass on certain criteria, the system ceases to be taken into account and does not react.
Do you have other ways of detecting fraud?
Definitely, yes! JiJi’s team of professionals every day monitors news on different sites, forums and reviews about frauds in Nigeria.
For example, when we found this review on Linda’s blog about scammer OLUKIA TOSIN on JiJi, we were outraged. He was immediately banned! ONUKA TOSIN is no longer a user on JiJi.ng.
Here is one example of his ads. Be careful with anything similar!
Similar reviews about fraud on JiJi.ng were also encountered on other sites and blogs. And we do with other scammers the same – block forever!
We want to thank everybody who is not indifferent to this problem, and helps us to detect scammers on JiJi.ng online marketplace! We want you continue to adhere this philosophy.
One blocked fraud equals thousands of people who save their money.
Take care of yourself and other honest Nigerian people. If you have encountered a fraud, please inform JiJi’s administration, or submit a request to ban the site’s user.
All scammers will be excluded from JiJi! We instantly react to any information about them!
Jiji is scam free, why don’t you give it a try. A visit to the site unveils a bring-it-on impression, as the services they offer virtually cuts across every human endeavour; According to their slogan “The best place to sell anything to real people. Be scam smart and Street wise.
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