IN SHORT: A Facebook page impersonating a popular Nigerian betting platform is promising users huge payouts. But customers have been warned not to fall for such scams.
“Bet on MELBET and Enjoy the BEST ODDS ever!!! While registering in the app, use the promo TGCWIN or Click the link below to register on the site and receive 100% bonus on your first deposit!” reads a post on Facebook by the page MelBet Nigeria.
But is the page and website legitimate? We checked.
Several Facebook accounts
The first clue is that the contact page of the platform’s website links back to the official Facebook page. By comparison, the website linked to in the suspicious posts does not redirect users to its social media platforms.
Another clue is that the MelBet Nigeria page has only four followers while the official account has over 300.
Customers warned about fake websites
The company also says it will not be held liable for any losses incurred on the fake website.
Africa Check has previously investigated similar false schemes here.
To help protect yourself against online scams, read our guide to Facebook scams and how to spot them.