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|HELP!! I And My Friend Scammed By Engr. Akwaibo And Salami Katherine Ometere. by MadamSomebody: 12:04pm On May 02|
On Wednesday 21st of April 2021, I was at work when I got a call from my friend about a job opportunity with an airline. Her uncle told her about it and on her way there, the man her uncle connected her to told her about someone being disqualified because they found out she was pregnant during the medicals and they urgently needed someone as a replacement.
That was when I got the call for the job, it was last minute but it paid more and since my friend told me it was sure we would get the job because it came from her uncle (her uncle believed the guy to be genuine), I didnt want to loose the opportunity but there was a training the very next day In Abuja and the flight ticket for one way was ₦39,800.
This was last minute and I didnt have such money but my friend mentioned they would refund our money once the training was over so I relaxed a little and jumped on the offer.
I asked for permission at work and left immediately. My friend and I went to GTBANKs in Lekki and Victoria Island to do a deposit of the ₦39,800 but their networks were down so the man who called himself Engr. Akwaibo said I could do a transfer since my friend already did a bank deposit earlier.
I transferred the sum of ₦39,800 to GTBANK account number 0271548071 with account name Salami Katherine Ometere from my bank account whom the Engr Akwaibo claimed was the one in charge of ticketing at the Airline, then we proceeded to Ikeja airport MM1 as that is were the office of the airline is located. This Engr Akwaibo with phone number 08092107502.
When we got to MM1 he asked us to wait at KFC as they were still conducting interviews. After like 2 hours or so of the first payment he called and said he hadn't seen the money that I should make another payment. I was very skeptical and told my friend I dint have any money, she assured me it was from her uncle so ask believed they would do a refund if they saw double payment. She called the man and I spoke with him and asked what if they saw double payment and he said they would refund it if they did that I had no worries.
I sent the second ₦39,800 and he still kept claiming he didn't see it. I told him I had no other money again as even the ones I sent o had tp loan from a friend. He also kept us there till late at night. I asked my friend why we weren't at the office waiting instead and she mentioned he told her once he was done with the interviews he would come meet us there.
To cut the long story short, when it was 7pm I told my friend I was leaving and no longer interested as time had gone and the man should send my money because there would be serious traffic returning to the Island from Mainland in lagos.
Since that day till today that man and his cohort has not refunded my money or my friend's money, mine Is a total of ₦79,600 as I paid twice and my friend is ₦39,800. I reported the case to my bank and my bank assured me the recipient had received the money, they even contacted GTBANK and GTBANK also confirmed the money was in the account. I have called him and he claimed he would send the money, afterwarda got angry that I reported the case and said "Shey you know how to report, keep reporting "..
I don't have any evidence of chat as all was done on phone call. However I have evidence of payment.
Please beware and be careful of all this scammer as they come in different forms oo. Imagine ₦79,600 gone like that, how much be my salary??
P.S -> We paid for our flight ticket one way From Lagos to Abuja not for a training or for the job.
|Re: HELP!! I And My Friend Scammed By Engr. Akwaibo And Salami Katherine Ometere. by SUPERPACK: 12:11pm On May 02|
People have been warned not to pay a dime for job offerings una no go ever hear am. Why should you pay for your training when the company is not bankrupt. Mugu fall maga chop.
|Re: HELP!! I And My Friend Scammed By Engr. Akwaibo And Salami Katherine Ometere. by MadamSomebody: 12:33pm On May 02|
We paid for flight to be booked. Not for training to take place.
|Re: HELP!! I And My Friend Scammed By Engr. Akwaibo And Salami Katherine Ometere. by fyguard: 12:47pm On May 02|
MadamSomebody:The girl that is your friend that claims the man is her uncle, don't u know her physically or how to locate her?
|Re: HELP!! I And My Friend Scammed By Engr. Akwaibo And Salami Katherine Ometere. by MadamSomebody: 12:53pm On May 02|
|Re: HELP!! I And My Friend Scammed By Engr. Akwaibo And Salami Katherine Ometere. by MadamSomebody: 12:54pm On May 02|
|Re: HELP!! I And My Friend Scammed By Engr. Akwaibo And Salami Katherine Ometere. by YOUNGELDER1(m): 4:29pm On May 02|
2021 and people still fall for this kind scam
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