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Re: OLX Nigeria And So Much Scamming by odutolasodiq(m): 12:56pm On Jul 20, 2014
kheart: what has dat got to do wit it, a friend of mine sold cam coda worth 40k for 24k and he send d package to d buyer wen he reciv alert of d payment. d thing is d only growing industry in nja has always been corruption (all form of it).
@op, it doesnt matter wat d price is, i got my note 10.1 on olx for 43k as against 70k it worths(just 4 month old by d original owner), just kno wat u are buyin cos there are fake goods too.
Re: OLX Nigeria And So Much Scamming by kheart(m): 1:08pm On Jul 20, 2014
jayseehe:
what item?
what's your location?
pay on delivery is available in only few States
it s a used samsung galaxy grand duos II and m base in kaduna.
Re: OLX Nigeria And So Much Scamming by jayseehe(m): 1:26pm On Jul 20, 2014
kheart: it s a used samsung galaxy grand duos II and m base in kaduna.
I don't sell Samsung
new or used?
contact Elijahdre, he is trustworthy
Re: OLX Nigeria And So Much Scamming by miqos02(m): 1:41pm On Jul 20, 2014
olx is just a replica of craiglist, purely a free ad platform, so u do biz at ur risk
Re: OLX Nigeria And So Much Scamming by Nobody: 1:46pm On Jul 20, 2014
nairaland has a reputation of bringing other sites down and this is the worst site with criminal activities. the owner of this site and its moderators have done so well in covering up any scam related issues if any user post an issue of scam they try to cover it up so it wont turn up into a big blow out.

the owner of this site must learn how not to disturb the business of other sites. non of these sites have ever reported any case of fraud on nairaland. Olx is more reliable than this site and they always tell you never do business outside your territory but lame azz Bleep>s still go outside the rules and blame the site for their mess ups.
Re: OLX Nigeria And So Much Scamming by obongtunji: 2:12pm On Jul 20, 2014
Not just olx, most of online business in Nigeria are scam but that doesn't mean we dont have genuine online business, if you must transact business online you have to be watchful.......lop

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Re: OLX Nigeria And So Much Scamming by franzis(m): 2:14pm On Jul 20, 2014
If your are in Lagos avoid cars ,phones,laptops ads that shows custom officer,apapa/badagry as locations
Re: OLX Nigeria And So Much Scamming by coretechng1(m): 2:20pm On Jul 20, 2014
shachris: Don't blame olx, blame your greedy black heart
You hammered the truth on the head.Instead of taking responsibility for his greed he is busy blaming the platform. You get scammed when you want to buy a car of 2 million naira for 500k. You get scammed when you want to buy iPad 4 for 25k.
Re: OLX Nigeria And So Much Scamming by coretechng1(m): 2:24pm On Jul 20, 2014
Abduletudaye: Oboi..Olx could be a scam for whoever that falls fro cheap stuff there..

Altho' am abit puzzled about something else I discovered. I saw this ad on FB, the person claims to be selling UK used items and based in AbJ too..

So I called to verify for BOLD5. She said it was 10K shocked..

I was shocked to also hear the amount of other phones.

But she said if the phone was to be sent to me in Lagos, I would need to pay for the transport of the phone(thru her account) and then pay on delivery to whoever brings it.. So pls guys, could this be a Scam too? Advices pls..
He he. Bold 5 for 10k? What a trap.

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Re: OLX Nigeria And So Much Scamming by coretechng1(m): 2:26pm On Jul 20, 2014
godwinony: About a month ago i bought a samsung galaxy s4 mini for 20k from a seller on olx. About 2 days into using the phone, i discovered it was a fake s4 mini..no 3g and low ram..i quickly sold it back online for 23k..made a little profit on the fake poo.
May God have mercy.
Re: OLX Nigeria And So Much Scamming by coretechng1(m): 2:46pm On Jul 20, 2014
legacyint: The possibility of finding a geniune seller on olx is relatively low,I was once a victim of scammers,I met dis guy who was willing to sell his htc oneX for 33k he live in abuja while I live in benin,,after much negotiations I decides to deposit d money in his account,,but I never got d phone.I learnt my lesson d hard way.
This is what we are saying. HTC one goes for NGN110,000 on Konga.com . and you want to buy phone of 110k for 33k. Hehehe I dey laugh. I hope you learnt your lessons. Not only on olx, everywhere in life.
Re: OLX Nigeria And So Much Scamming by coretechng1(m): 2:51pm On Jul 20, 2014
lawanson44: The day i ran a car search on OLX and saw a neat Venza for 650k, i gave up undecided
grin grin

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Re: OLX Nigeria And So Much Scamming by Lanretoye(m): 2:58pm On Jul 20, 2014
such a useless website.
Re: OLX Nigeria And So Much Scamming by expert101(m): 2:58pm On Jul 20, 2014
Abduletudaye: Oboi..Olx could be a scam for whoever that falls fro cheap stuff there..

Altho' am abit puzzled about something else I discovered. I saw this ad on FB, the person claims to be selling UK used items and based in AbJ too..

So I called to verify for BOLD5. She said it was 10K shocked..

I was shocked to also hear the amount of other phones.

But she said if the phone was to be sent to me in Lagos, I would need to pay for the transport of the phone(thru her account) and then pay on delivery to whoever brings it.. So pls guys, could this be a Scam too? Advices pls..

So even with all the comments on these thread you simply can't detect scam and real deal. You better run away before they chop you maga. Go and read OLX policy and learn how it works.

Funny enough even graduates and smart people are falling prey to these scams!

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Re: OLX Nigeria And So Much Scamming by prettyboi1989(m): 3:13pm On Jul 20, 2014
Nawa o, nigerians n scams, it seems those who get scammed are those who allow demselves to be scammed. Asin y on earth will u pay 4 a product u avnt touched or felt, its lack of common sense 4 u 2 pay 4 somfin u avnt seen without anyform of genuine guarantee in case d deal goes south. Evn 4 items u av seen, y wunt u test it, n make sure u are in possession of d item while making payment, nawa ooooo

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Re: OLX Nigeria And So Much Scamming by coretechng1(m): 3:22pm On Jul 20, 2014
Lanretoye: such a useless website.
Its not about olx site. Its about people been reasonable and not greedy.
Re: OLX Nigeria And So Much Scamming by prettyboi1989(m): 3:23pm On Jul 20, 2014
Its cos of d flaw in d banking system dats y we keep aving people using dia acct numbers to perpetrate fraudulent activities, if only derz a way 2 report a fraud 2 d bank n freeze d owners acct immediately n track d owner, den dis form of scam will stop

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Re: OLX Nigeria And So Much Scamming by Jeboy(m): 3:37pm On Jul 20, 2014
There have been successful transaction at OLX.I just bought a toyota corolla 08 through OLX after seeing many scams.Of course am not a greedy person so I didnt fall for their cheap tricks.Before buying d car from d lady,she brought d car to my office and I gave her my card.I also visited her office and dat of d car agent.Caveat emptor, Buyers beware!
Re: OLX Nigeria And So Much Scamming by Jeboy(m): 3:43pm On Jul 20, 2014
you can contact me on tips on buying genuine cars on olx.Through olx I have contact with five agents dat sells car and they re all genuine
Re: OLX Nigeria And So Much Scamming by Abduletudaye(m): 3:47pm On Jul 20, 2014
coretechng1: He he. Bold 5 for 10k? What a trap.

Bro...am not paying any trasport fee again...its too good to be true!! Am not doing ooo...
Re: OLX Nigeria And So Much Scamming by popson1st: 3:48pm On Jul 20, 2014
Before I comment, how much were you scammed? Don't tell me you want to buy a 4matic Mercedez Benz for 800k.
Re: OLX Nigeria And So Much Scamming by Nobody: 4:10pm On Jul 20, 2014
There is nothing wrong with olx or tradestable it is the people that use it.

I sold my old car on olx in less than a week.

I bought a guitar from an expatriate on olx for only N6000. It was almost brand new.

Each time , whether i am selling or buying, we meet face to face. I don’t sell to someone outside Lagos, where i am based.

These are the simple rules to follow. And if you are scammed, don't blame olx, published the details (even phone number or email) of the scammer so that you can help to stop his runs. This are the people spoiling online business in Nigeria
Re: OLX Nigeria And So Much Scamming by kabba7(m): 4:11pm On Jul 20, 2014
The truth is that most Nigerians love cheap article so easily fall for scanners one company I will want people to be wary of is " cashcraft asset management " please be careful with your share certificates in their custody those people are not clean in business you have been alerted the decision is yours though .
Re: OLX Nigeria And So Much Scamming by coolsegun2002: 4:18pm On Jul 20, 2014
popson1st: Before I comment, how much were you scammed? Don't tell me you want to buy a 4matic Mercedez Benz for 800k.
Oga thank u....thats where the scamming comes from.....GREED....U See mouth watering offer u feel it's God's blessing.....the dealer went to rob them at the tincan port abi...or the container nd the cars flew from America to naija for free.....
Re: OLX Nigeria And So Much Scamming by youngice(m): 4:28pm On Jul 20, 2014
Okuda:

Lol..where is it?
just Google on Nigerian national identification number and nimc
Re: OLX Nigeria And So Much Scamming by Bigsteveg(m): 5:19pm On Jul 20, 2014
jayseehe: I sell on OLX and I don't scam.

my ads are relatively cheaper on OLX because of the competition there...
it's higher on other sites with less competition

it is not just OLX, people are being scammed here (Nairaland) too

being scammed depends on you, why should you send money to someone without getting and testing the goods?
what happened to local pickup or pay on delivery?

FYI, I have seen situations where sellers are scammed by buyers on OLX, after delivery of the goods, the buyer will refuse to pay...

OP, don't spoil the reputation of that site, because of some people's gullibility.... I need the site so much, I buy and sell there

if you are afraid of being scammed, try Kaymu.com.ng kaymu offers escrow service
pay via kaymu SafePay, that way, the seller won't receive the money until the goods have been delivered to you and you are satisfied with it.

by the way, you can purchase from my online store @ kaymu....
use SafePay and pay with your debit(ATM) card
http://www.kaymu.com.ng/seller/don-juan/

Google Kaymu SafePay to know more about it...
you can call it Nigerian EBay version

U said it all...thanks for enlightening him
Re: OLX Nigeria And So Much Scamming by nadaniabdul: 5:19pm On Jul 20, 2014
Koolmexxi: Bros anyone on any social networking site who tells u he's a customs officer/agent is a scam simply. I really do wonder how and why people still fall for dat line.



People want awuf and e de run belle
Re: OLX Nigeria And So Much Scamming by Bigsteveg(m): 5:23pm On Jul 20, 2014
Benop: Good day pals.

I saw the advert on TV mid last year on the online platform OLX and decided to have a look at it. I got to even download the mobile app on my phone, was interested in buying a car and on opening that section I was amazed on the cheap rates they put the cars for sale.

I got involved with one of the dealers who said he was selling Nigerian Customs auctioned cars.

To cut the story short, I ended up being scamed and many are still being scammed today. embarassed

Is there any hope of recovering the money?

Can these scammers be stopped from ripping the general public?

Do OLX managers know every user of their site and are they aware of this?

I will appreciate your kind responses please!!!

Am sorry but i think ure @ fault, olx states it clearly that u should neva fall for abroad or far distance dealings, olx doesn't negotiate, interfere.

U see, reading terms and condition can be useful @times, if it were to be in a court of law, u'll even pay for spoiling their reputation.

I am a user of OLX, i sold my home theatre, stab and also met new friends who sold a power bank to me...

Be wise next time, and when u see a cheap thing, dont just go for it, make enquires.
Re: OLX Nigeria And So Much Scamming by naijajobspost(m): 5:25pm On Jul 20, 2014
i have said this several times last year, but nairaland keep banning me coz they have olx banner on this site.i am glad they are now aware. a site running classified ads with eccommerce ,what do you expect
Re: OLX Nigeria And So Much Scamming by Bigsteveg(m): 5:25pm On Jul 20, 2014
justi4jesu: shine your eyes and dont be greedy too else you will fall for their scamgrin

Thank you, i think he was being greedy.
Re: OLX Nigeria And So Much Scamming by godwinony(m): 6:01pm On Jul 20, 2014
coretechng1: May God have mercy.
on who? me, the initial seller or the fake brand manufacturer?

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