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No, Nigerian car company IVM isn’t giving out vehicles

Messages shared on WhatsApp and Facebook in Nigeria claim the Nigerian automobile manufacturer Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM) is giving away vehicles to celebrate its 15th anniversary.

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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IVM debunked the social media posts in a statement published on their website and Facebook page, saying they were fraudulent.

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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