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FACEBOOK SCAMS-fake fixed matches.


I was supposed to review my school notes for my end year exams today but there’s a more pressing issue.

I have noticed alot of scammers on Facebook who dwell in Macedonia and Greece posing as middlemen for the sales of acclaimed fixed matches.

There are so many of them on Facebook and I’ll tell you how they operate based on my research.

They start up by setting up a fan page on Facebook and start giving out free predictions with high odds while asking for likes and shares. Whenever a prediction is lost, they quickly remove the post from the page. After atleast three succesive wins based on analysis, they start to ask for a fee ranging from 50euros to 300euros per tip. Note that such matches have very high odds. Continue reading “FACEBOOK SCAMS-fake fixed matches.”

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5 RED FLAGS OF OLX/PATAUZA/STARCLASSIFIELDS SCAMS.


Yesterday, a certain dude shared a sad story of how he was scammed of trying to buy a Blackberry Q5 on OLX. He parted with Kshs.24,000 but never got the device.

My main issue with the OLX model is that they lay all the burden of verification on the user. For one, business is conducted outside of OLX (by phone or email) so there’s no way of tracking user activity. Another issue is with how OLX handles payments – it’s riky business. On eBay for example, PayPal is the arbitrator. First the buyer pays, PayPal confirms to the seller that payment has been received, PayPal keeps the money “on hold”, seller ships item, buyer confirms receipt and satisfaction and then seller’s account is credited. Continue reading “5 RED FLAGS OF OLX/PATAUZA/STARCLASSIFIELDS SCAMS.”