IN SHORT: Strimdex Technology, advertised on Facebook, appears to be a platform that gives credit to members for doing minor tasks. But it’s a scam. It’s just a way of getting members to promote its social media presence while charging them a hefty registration fee.
Facebook users are encouraging other Nigerians to join a platform called Strimdex Technology to make money.
According to one user’s post, the “earning structure” includes a N2,500 welcome bonus and N3,000 for “affliate”. Users can also make money from referrals and sharing sponsored posts about the platform. But there’s an immediate catch: the registration fee is N4,000.
The post includes screenshots of the platform’s withdrawal portal and what appears to be proof of payment.
But how legit is this platform? We checked.
Signs of a scam
Africa Check used website verification tools ScamAdviser and WebParanoid to check the legitimacy of “strimdex.ng”. WebParanoid said “domain not found”. ScamAdviser said the “website seems to be unavailable”. It gave the website in question a trust score of 21 out of 100, concluding “strimdex.ng might be a scam”.
Furthermore, a review by 9ja business hub, a Nigerian-based site dedicated to publishing business and financial guides, said that the legitimacy of Strimdex “could be short-lived” and the platform shouldn’t be relied on.
All signs point to the platform being a scam.
For more tips, read our guide to Facebook scams and how to spot them here.
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