I was on Facebook one evening chatting, liking and reading post from my friends when this link came up, offrering a 'win and pay later' 100% fixed matches' for the evening.
I was earning 33,000 from the federal government as my allowance for serving my fatherland and the money was there in my account, the promise of a quick double or at least an additional income lured me into clicking the WhatsApp group link and then joined the group.
The odds offered was free of charge, the match was "fixed", and I had some money to spend, so everything was just aligned for my rapid prosperity, or so I thought.
The guy I was chatting with told me to stake any amount I had, he kept telling me to stake high that his contacts over there had done all that was needed, the only thing left was for me to stake.
We agreed that after the games had finished and the money paid by the bet company, I would pay N7,000 to his bank account.
He sent the bet9ja code for the games he had booked as agreed, a few minutes to the time of kickoff, they were four matches in all, all of them from the Dutch second division league. Since this was my first time, I decided to try it out with N5000.
The total potential winning was around 19,000. The matches kicked off by 8pm and by 10pm, the winning was already my account.
He sent me his account details and I paid him the agreed sum of N7,000.
He then called me and introduced himself as Mr Ola, he said he was working with a powerful and we'll connected syndicate group that we're fixing matches in lower leagues in Europe, the game I won was testimony to that.
He told me that they had different levels of membership that I can register for and get sure 100% fixed odds everyday starting with the least which was N30,000 per month. Since I was honest enough to keep to my part of the agreement and pay the N30,000, I should try to join the membership program and win every day.
This was my opportunity to hammer big money as young people are apt to think, so I subscribed, paid N30,000 for daily 5 odds for one month, and that was it. He promptly went offline, stopped replying my chats, and eventually blocked me.
I called his phone and he picked the call to tell me that he was working on the games to send to me, and till this day, many months later, he has not finished working my 5 odds.
All attempts to get my money back from him proved abortive, I had called GTbank and made the complain to them, called EFCC, tried various other avenues but nothing was heard of the guy again.
There are thousands of such scams on the internet today especially on social media sites you must run from them, because there is a snare somewhere waiting for you.
Please do well to share with your friends and family to help us stop and frustrate this scammers.
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