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My Near Scam Experience by Flytime: 3:33pm On Jun 24
First thing first I don't trust jiji after this incident and I'll advise you guys to be careful what information you leave on that site.

I registered on that site just so I could find a good deal on something I've been looking (2 days ago) and today I got a call from " 018885056 " (I was able to find out it was a UK number and the call was from Lagos) saying that she is my manager or something similar,in short she's in charge of my account and then I got a message about me buying an ad as soon as the call came in with an account number not familiar to me,I even went back to jiji to check if a boosted ad or something was bought on my behalf but no i got nothing.She paused from her voice I could tell that some guys are telling her things to do from the background.She was like I'm I busy i responded to her sounding nice.
The next thing she said was that she's congratulating me on joining jiji she kept on repeating it thinking I was fool trying to buy time then I said what else(trying to end the conversation because it was becoming pointless) she was like" so welcome to jiji" she kept on repeating the thing and was starting to try to gain information from me then i said that "I don't trust you so I'll cut" then I hung up.

The point I'm trying to make is that I was told a story about a woman I was told was onthe phone with some scammers and somehow after giving them some informations she never knew could be used to withdraw her money she got an alert stating that money has been withdrawn from her account.

If I had used the number connected to my bank to register I'll probably had been regretting by now because I think she was trying to buy time to gain information

The question I want to ask is that do jiji managers call you without request with an unknown number telling you things that doesn't make any sense because i later got a call from her with her personal number raining insults saying that she was my manager and I said she was a scam and was rude even though I was calm and I didn't even mention that all i said was that I didn't trust her and I hung up,is it a must I listen to her.

I had a similar experience with jumia I also got a message from the official jumia mentioning informations about my order only for me to receive a call from an amateur scammer telling me to transfer money to him because his car was siezed by road safety.

Lalasticlala seun

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Re: My Near Scam Experience by Kingkun69(m): 4:29pm On Jun 24
I can never trust Jiji in my life that site has been overtaken by scammers

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Re: My Near Scam Experience by trifonov: 5:07pm On Jun 24
Why do you think it's Jiji? It could be anyone
Re: My Near Scam Experience by rookidmart: 5:10pm On Jun 24
Funny

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Re: My Near Scam Experience by Flytime: 5:19pm On Jun 24
trifonov:
Why do you think it's Jiji? It could be anyone
I never said it was jiji but she mentioned it.

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Re: My Near Scam Experience by trifonov: 5:27pm On Jun 24
Flytime:
First thing first I don't trust jiji after this incident.

Flytime:
I never said it was jiji but she mentioned it.

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Re: My Near Scam Experience by elvischukie(m): 5:32pm On Jun 24
mostimes i place add on jiji i always get a call from them trying to explain how their ads work and how to use the boost button it’s normal, unless yours was different

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Re: My Near Scam Experience by sunshineV: 5:47pm On Jun 24
I don't even like that site

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Re: My Near Scam Experience by Flytime: 5:52pm On Jun 24
elvischukie:
mostimes i place add on jiji i always get a call from them trying to explain how their ads work and how to use the boost button it’s normal, unless yours was different
was it with an international number and did it involve bank?
Re: My Near Scam Experience by elvischukie(m): 6:17pm On Jun 24
Flytime:
was it with an international number and did it involve bank?
usually international number but didn’t ask about my account only how i can boost ads myself if i want to
Re: My Near Scam Experience by Satan66(m): 7:45pm On Jun 24
It's not a scam.
Jiji workers will occasionally call you and ask you to purchase an advert package.
It's not a scam.

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Re: My Near Scam Experience by VenusEAGLE: 8:47pm On Jun 24
Lucky you
Re: My Near Scam Experience by ekene101: 9:51pm On Jun 24
It's a scam,she is just an amateur and hasn't got d vibes to flow yet,they are after your Facebook account,if the conversation has flowed well,they will ask u to send an otp code sent to ur phone in order to help boost ur ad not knowing it's a code to enter ur fb account,in d next hour,ur fb name will either be Owen cruz, David Fisher or Stan Lee. Worst is ur friends will be dm to invest in flip cash and gets defrauded and u will be held responsible. I know guys in my hood dat does it and I keep telling den to start practicing soapy,becos d day Dem go scam person wey ready spend 1million just to recover his/her 5 thousand,e go confirm for their eyes..

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Re: My Near Scam Experience by Flytime: 11:36pm On Jun 24
ekene101:
It's a scam,she is just an amateur and hasn't got d vibes to flow yet,they are after your Facebook account,if the conversation has flowed well,they will ask u to send an otp code sent to ur phone in order to help boost ur ad not knowing it's a code to enter ur fb account,in d next hour,ur fb name will either be Owen cruz, David Fisher or Stan Lee. Worst is ur friends will be dm to invest in flip cash and gets defrauded and u will be held responsible. I know guys in my hood dat does it and I keep telling den to start practicing soapy,becos d day Dem go scam person wey ready spend 1million just to recover his/her 5 thousand,e go confirm for their eyes..
you maybe right because that number was linked to my Facebook account.
This your post reminded me of my Facebook friends,I noticed some of them names just changes to mostly a female name with a white woman pic and I'll be like is this not the same person I was chatting with yesterday
I tried reporting some who I believed took over their accounts to Facebook but their complaint team are useless,it always end with it doesn't go against our community standards.
There was a guy a close friend of mine I his account was converted then I sent a message to him and I was like"se u too don dey do Yahoo ni" but then he left me on read and I was like isn't this the same guy.Two days later he texted me saying his account was hacked sending screenshots of the person chat with people and he did exactly what you said trying to scam others,his account later got deleted.

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Re: My Near Scam Experience by flexerking(m): 11:57pm On Jun 24
Satan66:
It's not a scam.
Jiji workers will occasionally call you and ask you to purchase an advert package.
It's not a scam.
yh its not a scam they call me with 01 number anytime i place an advert maybe she couldn't hear op well
Re: My Near Scam Experience by flexerking(m): 12:01am On Jun 25
elvischukie:
usually international number but didn’t ask about my account only how i can boost ads myself if i want to
and u still came to nl to call it a scamsad nawa country ppl sef
Re: My Near Scam Experience by ekene101: 1:56am On Jun 25
Flytime:
you maybe right because that number was linked to my Facebook account.
This your post reminded me of my Facebook friends,I noticed some of them names just changes to mostly a female name with a white woman pic and I'll be like is this not the same person I as chatting with yesterday
I tried reporting some who I believed took over their accounts to Facebook but their complaint team are useless,it always end with it doesn't go against our community standards.
There was a guy a close friend of mine I his account was converted then I sent a message to him and I was like"se u too don dey do Yahoo ni" but then he left me on read and I was like isn't this the same guy.Two days later he texted me saying his account was hacked sending screenshots of the person chat with people and he did exactly what you said trying to scam others,his account later got deleted.
That's their new modus operandi,pls never give out any otp for any reason to anyone,don't give people d opportunity to put u in trouble, especially WhatsApp,they now hack WhatsApp and use ur mobile number to scam people and you get arrested for it.
Re: My Near Scam Experience by UbongCR7(m): 2:16am On Jun 25
Jiji do call me any time I place an ad.
Though they have never requested for account number.
Re: My Near Scam Experience by Flytime: 2:19am On Jun 25
UbongCR7:
Jiji do call me any time I place an ad.
Though they have never requested for account number.
the story was funny,her calling me back after politely telling her I don't trust her just to rain insult on me claiming I called her a scam was confusing.
Re: My Near Scam Experience by phemmyfour: 5:44am On Jun 25
When you put your details on jiji.... Wetin you dey find, palava you dey find.... Palava you go geti o o
Re: My Near Scam Experience by elvischukie(m): 7:19am On Jun 25
flexerking:
and u still came to nl to call it a scamsad nawa country ppl sef
next time you read a post on nairaland, try checking the names of the poster with some bifocals, mtchewww
Re: My Near Scam Experience by skywalker240(m): 7:23am On Jun 25
Jiji again.
Re: My Near Scam Experience by skywalker240(m): 7:26am On Jun 25
Flytime:
the story was funny,her calling me back after politely telling her I don't trust her just to rain insult on me claiming I called her a scam was confusing.
ding ding ding




thats how you know them. grin

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Re: My Near Scam Experience by hidhrhis(m): 8:08am On Jun 25
A friend if mine who has never done online shopping before wanted to get tecno l9 plus and he was cajoled to send half payment can u believe this guys even told him to go and wait at a filling station in my area that he should not delay them cos they are going to be doing a lot of delivery in Ibadan
When my friend got to the filling station he called their number several times switched off since then he never try getting anything online again cos he gathered the money for like 3 month
Though scammers are everywhere but that jiji na top notch
I only use Jumia

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Re: My Near Scam Experience by dragnet: 8:42am On Jun 25
Funny responses.

The call was most likely from jiji and those voices you heard are voices of co-workers from their call center.
Even the mobile number should tell you it is a local landline.

I wonder how this qualifies as a near scam experience?

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Re: My Near Scam Experience by cbrezy(m): 8:50am On Jun 25
I don't really think it's a scam because whenever I post an AD I always receive that call so you can't tell me that someone will have access to their database to always see the new added ad.

to me I believe is Jiji staffs so whenever I post an advert or a product for sale they will call me to tell me about the different packages just to boost my Ad.

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Re: My Near Scam Experience by Nobody: 8:55am On Jun 25
Beware of scammers

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Re: My Near Scam Experience by OYENIYIJK: 3:42pm On Jun 25
ekene101:
It's a scam,she is just an amateur and hasn't got d vibes to flow yet,they are after your Facebook account,if the conversation has flowed well,they will ask u to send an otp code sent to ur phone in order to help boost ur ad not knowing it's a code to enter ur fb account,in d next hour,ur fb name will either be Owen cruz, David Fisher or Stan Lee. Worst is ur friends will be dm to invest in flip cash and gets defrauded and u will be held responsible. I know guys in my hood dat does it and I keep telling den to start practicing soapy,becos d day Dem go scam person wey ready spend 1million just to recover his/her 5 thousand,e go confirm for their eyes..
oil dey your head

this happened to my twins sister and my girlfriend one day... grin grin

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Re: My Near Scam Experience by BEATNEST(f): 11:31am On Jun 26
ekene101:
It's a scam,she is just an amateur and hasn't got d vibes to flow yet,they are after your Facebook account,if the conversation has flowed well,they will ask u to send an otp code sent to ur phone in order to help boost ur ad not knowing it's a code to enter ur fb account,in d next hour,ur fb name will either be Owen cruz, David Fisher or Stan Lee. Worst is ur friends will be dm to invest in flip cash and gets defrauded and u will be held responsible. I know guys in my hood dat does it and I keep telling den to start practicing soapy,becos d day Dem go scam person wey ready spend 1million just to recover his/her 5 thousand,e go confirm for their eyes..
lol
Re: My Near Scam Experience by Freelancerx: 5:52pm On Jun 30
Scammers everywhere

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Re: My Near Scam Experience by brotheralechenu: 5:55pm On Jul 09
I received a call from this same number today. I was called thrice. Thanks to God ,I put the number on google to check if it is real. I stumble on this post.
Only God ll deliver us from this scammers. I registered on jiji recently n placed an ad there. I ll have to changed my number then

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