“You could win exciting prizes in the Jumia 8th anniversary spin and win giveaway,” it reads. “More and more people are winning daily, it could be your turn today. Hurry now and spin for free.”
The message links to a website where people are invited to “spin the lucky wheel”. Is it legit?
‘Not being run by Jumia’
Africa Check spun the wheel and were told we had won a smartphone. But to claim it, we were required to follow certain instructions. They included telling five groups or 15 friends on WhatsApp about the game.
We contacted Jumia Kenya on Facebook and asked about the promotion.
“We confirm this is not an engagement being run by Jumia. All our promotions are run on our social media platforms or on the Jumia App and website,” Jumia told us.
Africa Check has also exposed another fake Facebook post offering generators, smartphones, clothes and other gifts to Jumia customers. – Dancan Bwire
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