As scammers go bonkers to peddle their baloney schemes, Former Etisalat is raising yet another alarm on a popular ‘promotion prize’ scam going life in Nigeria.
In a recent post on its fraud alert page, 9mobile said:
9mobile is aware that fraudulent scams may be circulated about promotions and prizes that we have not authorized. all our promotions and competitions, including the winners thereof, are published in national dailies and on our website at www.9mobile.com.ng. please beware of SMSs from fraudsters. 9mobile nigeria will only send SMS with the number 200 for prize notification. In order to confirm authenticity of winning notification kindly call 200.
we apologize for any inconveniences that these scams may have caused you. we are certain that with your help, we can take necessary actions to curb subscriber fraud and help protect you and every other customer on the 0809ja network.
Because of the potential damage that such scams might have on its image, 9mobile said is using a ‘cro
If you have any knowledge about an ongoing fraud, or have received a scam message, please complete the form below. the information you provide us with is secure and will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality.
It is very much likely that the same group of fraudsters might be behind a recent recruitment scam targeted at job seekers interested in working with the newly renamed mobile carrier.
In a bogus message and blog post that went viral online, fraudsters said:
Below is also a copy of the recruitment message being broadcast on blogs and social platforms.
NEW ETISALAT NIGERIA COMPANY KNOWN AS 9 MOBILE IS RECURITING FOR A SCHEME CALLED GRADUATE CONTRACT STAFF* *(GCS)*
ITS 80K AND ABOVE MONTHLY ONLY FOR A PERIOD OF 2 YEARS AFTER WHICH THE PERSON MIGHT BE CONVERTED TO A CORE STAFF BASED ON HIS/HER PERFORMANCE
CANDIDATE MUST NOT B ABOVE 28 YEARS*
*COSTUMER CARE* *REPRESENTATIVES*
IF YOU HAVE ANYONE WHO FITS THE CRITERIA, LET THEM SEND THEIR CV TO THE EMAIL BELOW
All Applications must be submitted not later than 2 weeks from the date of this Publication
9mobile and many other mobile carriers are often used to defraud unsuspecting members of the public through different tactics. The use of promotion prizes and recruitment is one of the tricks in their playbook.