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I Was Scammed Of 58k On Instagram by kriss27(m): 1:04pm On Apr 03
Please help me people, I was scammed by this _elite_mobile._ page on Instagram, now they have blocked me and changed the name of the page. Only God knows how many people that have fallen victim! They claim to sell mobile phones at affordable price, mostly iPhones that had minor hardware problems. They posted this iPhone 8plus with a cracked screen, that everything else works perfectly at the price of 53k. I showed interest, I asked where their shop is, they said 35 Ademola Adetokunbo Wuse zone 2 Abuja while I am Lagos. They said they do delivery nationwide, and insisted on pay before delivery, the page has almost 6k followers on Instagram. I thought it was a genuine business that their was nothing to fear for. They said delivery fee is 3k through fedex that it will take two days.

They sent this account number to me 2177034352 Ejomo Happy, a Zenith bank account, I did the transfer on Monday evening, they said I should be expecting the delivery after two days excluding Monday. When it was two days, I didn’t receive anything, I inquired about the delivery they blocked me on both WhatsApp and Instagram. Here is their WhatsApp number 09039250111. How can I get my hard earned money back ?please good people of naira land. The sh!t hurts badly! I took this risk cause I needed phone and felt I have gotten a good deal! I even borrowed money to add to the one I have
Re: I Was Scammed Of 58k On Instagram by Shellsploit: 1:05pm On Apr 03
shocked
Re: I Was Scammed Of 58k On Instagram by spinna: 1:11pm On Apr 03
These bastard scammers sha
Re: I Was Scammed Of 58k On Instagram by mariahAngel: 1:25pm On Apr 03
I've always wondered why people sell/buy Instagram pages that already have followers...
Now it's clear what they use them for.

Op, sorry...just count it as your loss and move on.

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Re: I Was Scammed Of 58k On Instagram by kriss27(m): 2:14pm On Apr 03
mariahAngel:
I've always wondered why people sell/buy Instagram pages that already have followers...
Now it's clear what they use them for.

Op, sorry...just count it as your loss and move on.
Thanks

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Re: I Was Scammed Of 58k On Instagram by iamadonis2(m): 2:54pm On Apr 03
Well, now you see it isn’t only the whites they scam. Poor Nigerians are also on their radar.

Sorry Bro, move on.

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Re: I Was Scammed Of 58k On Instagram by Kondomatic(m): 3:13pm On Apr 03
Go to your bank and lay a complaint. I think they can help

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Re: I Was Scammed Of 58k On Instagram by makermix1: 3:13pm On Apr 03
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Re: I Was Scammed Of 58k On Instagram by kriss27(m): 3:28pm On Apr 03
Kondomatic:
Go to your bank and lay complaint. I think they can help
Thanks
Re: I Was Scammed Of 58k On Instagram by Nukilia: 5:09pm On Apr 03
The God of Thunder will deal with them undecided. Children
Re: I Was Scammed Of 58k On Instagram by Barrywilly(m): 6:42pm On Apr 03
You ought to have added shotscreen of all the conversations and Instagram page and post them here to back up your story and to let people be aware of the alleged scammer
Re: I Was Scammed Of 58k On Instagram by kriss27(m): 6:48pm On Apr 03
Here are some of our chats

Re: I Was Scammed Of 58k On Instagram by Tookool(m): 7:17pm On Apr 03
Why would you even buy a semi faulty phone on the internet? For your money, it won't be easy getting it back. if you involve the police you'll loose more money, just forget it and plan for a better phone
Re: I Was Scammed Of 58k On Instagram by kriss27(m): 7:56pm On Apr 03
Tookool:
Why would you even buy a semi faulty phone on the internet? For your money, it won't be easy getting it back. if you involve the police you'll loose more money, just forget it and plan for a better phone
I felt I can easily change the screen, IPhone has second hand Value. The one I am currently using iPhone 7 was ran over by a vehicle, I changed the screen and it is workings perfectly, though it has a bad back camera from the car and the battery is at 69% that is why I want to get that one. But I have learned, I hope the bank could really do something
Re: I Was Scammed Of 58k On Instagram by TheCalculator: 8:40pm On Apr 03
kriss27:
I felt I can easily change the screen, IPhone has second hand Value. The one I am currently using iPhone 7 was ran over by a vehicle, I changed the screen and it is workings perfectly, though it has a bad back camera from the car and the battery is at 69% that is why I want to get that one. But I have learned, I hope the bank could really do something
Bro, how did you get to know about the page, like who told u about them or referred u

Checked the page, would be hard to tell, but deals are way too cheap!

Sorry about the loss

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Re: I Was Scammed Of 58k On Instagram by IPhone13: 8:46pm On Apr 03
Tookool:
Why would you even buy a semi faulty phone on the internet? For your money, it won't be easy getting it back. if you involve the police you'll loose more money, just forget it and plan for a better phone


iPhone lovers grin cheesy

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Re: I Was Scammed Of 58k On Instagram by kriss27(m): 8:50pm On Apr 03
TheCalculator:

Bro, how did you get to know about the page, like who told u about them or referred u

Checked the page, would be hard to tell, but deals are way too cheap!

Sorry about the loss
I came across it on Instagram myself! Is still operational when you checked? Cause they blocked me. I thought they changed name
Re: I Was Scammed Of 58k On Instagram by TheCalculator: 8:59pm On Apr 03
kriss27:
I came across it on Instagram myself! Is still operational when you checked? Cause they blocked me. I thought they changed name
Did u try calling or whatsapp, maybe it's a break in communication
Re: I Was Scammed Of 58k On Instagram by kriss27(m): 9:24pm On Apr 03
TheCalculator:

Is it this @_elite._mobile._

Did u try calling or whatsapp, maybe it's a break in communication
They blocked me on both WhatsApp and Instagram. Don’t do any business with them, they are criminals ! Is page still functioning?
Re: I Was Scammed Of 58k On Instagram by 2shaw: 9:34pm On Apr 03
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Re: I Was Scammed Of 58k On Instagram by MansoryMX(m): 10:46pm On Apr 03
kriss27:
Please help me people, I was scammed by this _elite_mobile._ page on Instagram, now they have blocked me and changed the name of the page. Only God knows how many people that have fallen victim! They claim to sell mobile phones at affordable price, mostly iPhones that had minor hardware problems. They posted this iPhone 8plus with a cracked screen, that everything else works perfectly at the price of 53k. I showed interest, I asked where their shop is, they said 35 Ademola Adetokunbo Wuse zone 2 Abuja while I am Lagos. They said they do delivery nationwide, and insisted on pay before delivery, the page has almost 6k followers on Instagram. I thought it was a genuine business that their was nothing to fear for. They said delivery fee is 3k through fedex that it will take two days.

They sent this account number to me 2177034352 Ejomo Happy, a Zenith bank account, I did the transfer on Monday evening, they said I should be expecting the delivery after two days excluding Monday. When it was two days, I didn’t receive anything, I inquired about the delivery they blocked me on both WhatsApp and Instagram. Here is their WhatsApp number 09039250111. How can I get my hard earned money back ?please good people of naira land. The sh!t hurts badly! I took this risk cause I needed phone and felt I have gotten a good deal! I even borrowed money to add to the one I have

Firstly! Never in your life do fall for pay on delivery again! Even if it’s a verified page in Instagram. Ordinary 6k page na you dey call genuine. A friend of mine has 55k followers account he uses for binary fraud! They buy these pages from India hackers mostly.

Secondly what on earth make you think you will get iPhone 8plus for such amount even if the screen is cracked! I am an iphone vendor in Delta State and I have a Facebook page. I do not do pay on delivery without my buyer getting in touch with someone I know living in his/her town. In cases where I do not have any know person around his/her business I simply tell them the risk too involve is much, they should buy from where they live. I love clean deal and I have a conscience. Sorry bro, that money big sha o!
Re: I Was Scammed Of 58k On Instagram by kriss27(m): 11:05pm On Apr 03
MansoryMX:


Firstly! Never in your life do fall for pay on delivery again! Even if it’s a verified page in Instagram. Ordinary 6k page na you dey call genuine. A friend of mine has 55k followers account he uses for binary fraud! They buy these pages from India hackers mostly.

Secondly what on earth make you think you will get iPhone 8plus for such amount even if the screen is cracked! I am an iphone vendor in Delta State and I have a Facebook page. I do not do pay on delivery without my buyer getting in touch with someone I know living in his/her town. In cases where I do not have any know person around his/her business I simply tell them the risk too involve is much, they should buy from where they live. I love clean deal and I have a conscience. Sorry bro, that money big sha o!
Bleep! Thanks anyway
Re: I Was Scammed Of 58k On Instagram by pweetyoge(f): 1:16am On Apr 04
So sorry

I will say bait them.

Set up another account or ask a friend to use his account, try pretending to buy a phone, get account number and know if it is the same account they gave you.

If same, visit the bank and lay a complaint of how you paid money mistakenly into an account and you are trying to call it back or how you got scammed online, they may ask for evidence which may be printed, attached and sent to the customers bank. The bank either sends the person a notification and if he or she refuse to visit the bank to sort it out, may have their account blocked. One, when you visit the bank approach calmly and also follow up. I hope you get your money back.

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Re: I Was Scammed Of 58k On Instagram by Khaldave(m): 8:47am On Apr 04
Funny , why pay 53k for a faulty device , faulty device ,Haba bro u no do well oooo, if your money to reach to buy iphone 8 plus, biko buy 7654 or maybe a tecno ,sorry for ur loss bro
Re: I Was Scammed Of 58k On Instagram by Tookool(m): 9:33am On Apr 04
kriss27:
I felt I can easily change the screen, IPhone has second hand Value. The one I am currently using iPhone 7 was ran over by a vehicle, I changed the screen and it is workings perfectly, though it has a bad back camera from the car and the battery is at 69% that is why I want to get that one. But I have learned, I hope the bank could really do something
Try reporting to his bank, maybe they'll help
Re: I Was Scammed Of 58k On Instagram by kriss27(m): 10:01am On Apr 04
Tookool:

Try reporting to his bank, maybe they'll help
Okay, Thanks

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Re: I Was Scammed Of 58k On Instagram by micomails(m): 10:08am On Apr 04
kriss27:
Please help me people, I was scammed by this _elite_mobile._ page on Instagram, now they have blocked me and changed the name of the page. Only God knows how many people that have fallen victim! They claim to sell mobile phones at affordable price, mostly iPhones that had minor hardware problems. They posted this iPhone 8plus with a cracked screen, that everything else works perfectly at the price of 53k. I showed interest, I asked where their shop is, they said 35 Ademola Adetokunbo Wuse zone 2 Abuja while I am Lagos. They said they do delivery nationwide, and insisted on pay before delivery, the page has almost 6k followers on Instagram. I thought it was a genuine business that their was nothing to fear for. They said delivery fee is 3k through fedex that it will take two days.

They sent this account number to me 2177034352 Ejomo Happy, a Zenith bank account, I did the transfer on Monday evening, they said I should be expecting the delivery after two days excluding Monday. When it was two days, I didn’t receive anything, I inquired about the delivery they blocked me on both WhatsApp and Instagram. Here is their WhatsApp number 09039250111. How can I get my hard earned money back ?please good people of naira land. The sh!t hurts badly! I took this risk cause I needed phone and felt I have gotten a good deal! I even borrowed money to add to the one I have

With 53k plus shipping fees you could have gotten yourself a very good Tecno or Infinix phone which will serve you quite good.

On your loss, try to find out from an insider if the account number they offered you is tied to a POS. If it is, chances are the POS operator never even knew about the deal. He just felt some random dude transfered to him for withdraw.

As for the WhatsApp number, it could also be someone else's number they tricked using phishing techniques. So taking action on it could proove worthless.

You can still block the account using courts with the evidence you tendered above. Pray the court for an order for the bank to release details of the account ranging from bvn, phone, email, photograph, bvn associated accounts etc. Block all the accounts. You cab achieve this with a lawyer.

Always assume that you are dealing with a fraud whenever you are on the web until proven otherwise.

Look for the tiniest red flags and point them out. Once the cheat notices you know his game, he walks.

Never ever let anyone guilt-trip you on the internet, ever!

Shalom bro.
Re: I Was Scammed Of 58k On Instagram by kriss27(m): 10:13am On Apr 04
pweetyoge:
So sorry

I will say bait them.

Set up another account or ask a friend to use his account, try pretending to buy a phone, get account number and know if it is the same account they gave you.

If same, visit the bank and lay a complaint of how you paid money mistakenly into an account and you are trying to call it back or how you got scammed online, they may ask for evidence which may be printed, attached and sent to the customers bank. The bank either sends the person a notification and if he or she refuse to visit the bank to sort it out, may have their account blocked. One, when you visit the bank approach calmly and also follow up. I hope you get your money back.
Alright thanks very much. I will try it . On Tuesday I use the same Zenith bank

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Re: I Was Scammed Of 58k On Instagram by kriss27(m): 10:38am On Apr 04
micomails:


With 53k plus shipping fees you could have gotten yourself a very good Tecno or Infinix phone which will serve you quite good.

On your loss, try to find out from an insider if the account number they offered you is tied to a POS. If it is, chances are the POS operator never even knew about the deal. He just felt some random dude transfered to him for withdraw.

As for the WhatsApp number, it could also be someone else's number they tricked using phishing techniques. So taking action on it could proove worthless.

You can still block the account using courts with the evidence you tendered above. Pray the court for an order for the bank to release details of the account ranging from bvn, phone, email, photograph, bvn associated accounts etc. Block all the accounts. You cab achieve this with a lawyer.

Always assume that you are dealing with a fraud whenever you are on the web until proven otherwise.

Look for the tiniest red flags and point them out. Once the cheat notices you know his game, he walks.

Never ever let anyone guilt-trip you on the internet, ever!
Thanks by
Shalom bro.

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