Published on 15 August 2019, the post has been shared more than 2,500 times.
“If you’re a student this is must read for you,” it reads. “I am giving members of this group 20,000 each, 10,000 people in this group will receive 20,000 cash to the bank listed below, come here now now.”
It tells users to type “school fees” and “message us when you done typing”, promising that “your money would be sent 2minutes after you message us”.
Other posts on the page offer free airtime.
‘Stop falling for fake pages’
Davido’s road manager, known as Obama DMW, told Africa Check that if the musician were to give anything away it would be announced on his official Facebook page.
“Watch out for the blue tick to know his official page,” he said. “People should stop falling victims to those fake pages on social media platforms.”
The “blue tick” is the Facebook verification badge confirming that a page is authentic and represents a famous person. The fan page has no verification badge.
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