IN SHORT: This Facebook account impersonating broadcaster NTA is out to take money from Nigerians using an illegal investment platform. It claims the platform is registered and can double your money in an hour, but this is not true.
"Jamalife Global Helpers is a new enlisted platform aimed at helping out citizens It's a Registered platform that gives you double your initial pledged investment within 1hrs of your registration," reads a post on a Facebook page.
On 8 June 2023, the post asked Nigerians to send a message to or call a WhatsApp number.
The post uses the name and logo of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), a broadcasting organisation owned by the government.
The post is accompanied by a video of a woman and a Nigerian police officer calling on viewers to join the platform. It has been viewed over 2,000 times and has over 30 comments.
But are the Jamalife investment platform and the NTA page to be trusted? We checked.
NTA Facebook account
The post is poorly written, a red flag that it is not from the trained journalists and editors at NTA.
We also noticed that the page has a low number of followers, no more than 17.
Illegal Jamalife investment platform
SEC listed Jamalife Helpers Global Ltd as one of the illegal investment platforms in the country. The commission called on Nigerians to steer clear of Jamalife.
There is no evidence that the Facebook accounts offering investment schemes under the platform’s name are from the business enterprise.
The new posts seen on Facebook follow the same pattern that Africa Check has uncovered, promising to double people’s money within hours or a few days.
Africa Check has previously debunked similar false investment schemes.
To help protect yourself against online scams, read our guide to Facebook scams and how to spot them.
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