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Beware of Facebook pages impersonating EaseMoni loan app in Nigeria

IN SHORT: Several pages are pretending to belong to EaseMoni on Facebook. Users are advised not to share their personal information with these pages.

The Facebook page EaseMoni Loan Online Service claims to be offering loans of up to N1 million to Nigerians.

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One post reads, in part: “Oya hurry uup and get the registration details to access up to ₦1m loan more from us today without stress and at a reasonable interest rate.Are you looking for financial assistance, are you in desperate need of funds? EasiMoni Loan Limited is here to provide you the best service and the loan amount requested.We give out loans at a standard rate of 5% ..." 

The post includes two phone numbers and urges those interested to call or send a WhatsApp message.

EaseMoni is a personal cash loan app catering to the Nigerian public. It operates with a microfinance banking licence from the Central Bank of Nigeria.

We found similar posts here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.

But is the page legit? We checked.

A usual case of impersonation

The company’s official Facebook page is known as EaseMoni and not EaseMoni Loan Online Service.

The official page was created in August 2021 and has over 8,000 followers, while the page in question was only created in March 2023 and had just 23 followers at time of writing.

The contact number found on EaseMoni’s website is different from the one on the suspicious Facebook page.

All these signs point to EaseMoni Loan Online Service being an imposter account that should not be trusted.

Africa Check found several other pages using EaseMoni’s name and logo. Users should be wary of these accounts too, as they are likely also run by fraudsters.

EaseMoni on fraud

The loan-offering platform has warned its existing and potential customers to be wary of scammers whose goal is to obtain their personal information.

“It’s important to remember that fraudsters are clever at gaining your trust and gathering your personal information. For the sake of safety, please do not click the link in the email or SMS of unknown origin, but dial the number in the email or SMS,” it wrote on its website.

Africa Check has investigated similar false loan schemes here

To help protect yourself against online scams, read our guide here. 

 

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