Scam Alert! Oron Crayfish, The New Name For Fraud In Nigeria

Nigerians have been warned about the fraudulent activities of some online platforms doing business with the name Oron Crayfish. The group which poses as distributors of seafoods from Oron Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State is operated by fraudsters who trick unsuspecting members of the public and block them from the social media platforms.
Our secret investigations reveal a ring of fraudsters who pose as customers in the group, posting testimonies, making recommendations and placing orders using different pseudo accounts.
A Facebook user recently narrated how she paid up to the sum of N40,000 for an order of the food items that were never delivered. She explained that the group of fraudsters capitalise on the thriving seafood business of the Oron people.
The second person who says she was warned against online patronage unless it was Pay-On-Delivery, said she trusted the seller since they established contact through the distributor's WhatsApp Business Line. However, after depositing money to the Oron Crayfish dealer, she stopped taking calls. When finally reached, she gave another phone number of a driver working with a known transport company.
One of the fraud accounts named name Esther Foods

The transport and logistics company has since denied knowledge of having any driver bearing the name running that route.
The phone numbers were given as +2347025356057, 07041262778.

If not checked, the Oron Crayfish fraud which capitilises on an essential commodity such as food will dent the image of the Oron People and bring the credibility of online businesses to disrepute. We are therefore calling the attention of the Nigerian Police and the relevant security outfits to look into the trend and nip it in the bud.

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