One user shared a screenshot of what appears to be a notification that they had won a luxury vehicle.
The post read, partly in Pidgin: “Abeg make una help me thank Innoson vehicles Nigeria LTD. They said I won this powerful car as they mark 15th anniversary. Someone should please tell me how to redeem my prize. Congratulations to me. I hope it's not fake news oo.”
Are these rumours of IVM’s birthday generosity true? We checked.
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It said: “Members of the public are hereby notified that Innoson does not and will not require anybody to respond to such questionnaire in the name of winning a raffle. All activities of our company is on our official website.”
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