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Protect Yourself from Online Money Scam?Check If the Company is Legal or Not?

Segun Balogun



Verify the Online Company is Genuine and Trusted? Learn to Protect Yourself from Money Scams online?

Now Internet made most of the people to make money through it. So by watching those people other common people also try to earn money via internet. Many people are doing online businesses too. So day by day the number of online job seekers increases and the demand also increases. While in mean time the scam & frauds also team up to cheat common people. Why are these things  happening? How are people being  cheated on?


For example, if a person sends you a mail that you have won 2 million dollars and says ” Its urgent for the money to be transferred into your bank account, so mail all your bio and  bank details. And you would  have big dreams” and you without having further knowledge about the company, sends the details to the company. You will be asked to pay another money. At last there won’t be any contact from them and you will realize that you are cheated! in fact YOU HAVE BEEN SCAMMED!!!



There are many online companies who offer full customer services, so you can go for those companies. Its easy to find out

if  the company is a scam or not? ,  There are many ways to get cheated online, we only need to be conscious and think before we leap into those things. Nobody wants to loose their money, but everybody wants to make more!.  So how do we face all these online scams? Can we find out that they are frauds before leaping? Do you really want  to find those scam & fraud companies?

Then this article can assist you a better on this case. Here I’m going to share some information on how to check if a company is legitimate or not. In other words, Finding if  the company is a Scam or not? Now many online services are providing email services for free  and many are they that use this platform for illegitimate purposes.

Users are getting most scam mails from the UK, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, South Africa and Asia. Most people have shared their experiences  such as “ You’ve won a Lottery, Cars, Millions of cash, Jobs vacancies and many more.. So How to know which one is real?………

Visit Company’s Official Website

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When you get messages from a stranger like  ‘you’ve won tons of money, the first thing you need do is:

  • Find out the company’s name,
  • Check out the company’s official website, also be sure to check whether everything they say about themselves is what you find.
  • Don’t forget to check out the company contact details such as telephone number and address. It should match the address found on that message sent by an stranger.

Verify the Company’s Policy, Documents….


As there will be some restriction for every company it should be added over on their site. So check for the company’s legal documents. You may even check their privacy policy, about their works, disclaimer and more, just for verifying that they are standard and not CHEATS. Also try to know more about the staffs working in the  company and try to ask for stranger’s  name. This can make you satisfied for about 20%.

Surf the Company’s Name on the Internet


scams-surf the name on the -techcribng You can search the company’s name by typing it on Google’s search engine. If you find something related to the company,   go about  reading the reviews, comments and more. All the reviews found on internet  are true and accurate. So, try to post some questions about the company on popular Question & Answers sites like Yahoo answers and on other  forums. Doing this things makes it easier.

Search with Authority Websites

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Most countries have authority sites and are controlled by Governments. They  have company registration details and other database which can assist you more on this case. Below  are some authority websites available for verifying the status of a company:
For US/Canada -Better Business Bureau [ Link]
For UK – Company House [ Link]
For Nigeria [link]
For India – Ministry of Corporate Affairs [ Link]
For Australia – ABN Lookup [ Link]
Check Company’s details with
Its a good idea to check a  company’s registration detail with rather than checking on authority websites. Just type the company domain details on and get more information about the company. Just check the websites, mail id, contact address, geographical location, date of registration and more.

How can you Protect Yourself from Online Cheaters


Don’t trust anyone quickly. Online cheaters are now going for Identity theft by using technologies. So you should be alert  while sharing your personal information on social networking sites. Many people share their personal details over internet and  scammers take full advantage of it. Most  scammers are finding the way to cheat common people by using their credit cards, debit cards and more. So my advice is Not to share your personal information such as Pin numbers, Passwords, Account numbers, Social Security Numbers. to anyone unless they are your family or legal advisers. If you trust anyone quickly then its all your fate and you will soon be cheated. So always be warned yourself and think a while before processing anything.

Final Thoughts

Don’t dream to become rich without working hard. I guaranty you that you can make huge money by putting some hard effects on your works. My final words are Not to get stuck up on these scam issues. All thanks to the editor of triposoft for these lovely article…………….Before you get stuck, Think a While, Verify and make some investigations. These points may not help you now but surely in future. Be Safe & Don’t Get Cheated On! Cheers:)



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  1. Soki Briggs

    July 22, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Identity theft is so easy these days especially with the inflock of millions of new Internet users via Mobile devices.
    Some domains mask their identity tho and CAC in nigeria does not really have a “Real Time” verification option for checking company details.
    Nice Article tho.

  2. Sunday

    July 22, 2014 at 10:55 am

    The menace of online scams is frustrating. A lot of people have been “destroyed” by scammers posing or pretending to be genuine business men and women. It really becomes important to watch out for this phenomenon!

    It takes two to tangle and we should really not pretend to reap where we do not sow! Why am I saying this? It is simple, many who are scammed are those who believe in short cuts and the get rich quick syndrome!

    Although many other people are scammed unsuspectingly, yet the proportion of those scammed are those that are not careful, those who want to get rich overnight, and those who throw caution to the wind with regards to the security of their personal details and website!

    I upvoted this post in kingged where it was shared for Internet marketers.

  3. Emmanuel

    July 22, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Hello Segun,

    It is a great thing you’re raising awareness. I for instance wouldn’t advice to click on any link in your email if you suspect anything.

    They can install a malware on your browser and can spy on you at the end. There are scamming companies all over ranging from winning a lottery to having to send bank details to somewhere.

    I saw this post shared on and it was indeed worth the share!

  4. Pauleen

    July 28, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Hey, Segun! This is indeed an alarming topic.

    A scam has been one of the frightening thing to experience online, but we should not be totally afraid of it because there are a lot of effective ways to avoid online scamming in todays online world.

    The tips you’ve shared on how to determine if a website is a scam or not, as well as how to protect yourself from these online frauds, are simple and practical. These tips will surely help a lot of people to secure what they have online.

    P.S. Hope you could optimize this post. Thanks for the share! :)

    *I’ve found this post shared on and leave the same message there.

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10 Prestigious Masters Scholarships For Africans That Accept Second Class (2/2) Or Third Class Yearly

Segun Balogun



10 Prestigious Masters Scholarships For Africans That Accept Second Class (2/2) Or Third Class Yearly
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If you are among a long list of students who have been wondering why there aren’t any scholarships for students with a degree in lower second class or Third class, keep reading.

Many of these scholarships are often sponsored by organisations or large families in conjunction with the granting universities. Those that offer them usually consider them an investment rather than a gift. It’s no wonder scholarships have very taut strings attached.

Some of the conditions for awarding these scholarships may include some or all of these:

  1. Academic merit
  2. Employment potential (absorbing student into the donor organisation after studies)
  3. Expectation of maintaining a certain grade point average
  4. Suitable career goal
  5. School or Organisation representation in activities
  6. Community/Region affiliation
  7. Leadership potential

Although finding scholarships that don’t take into account the academic merit of a student requires a lot of effort, it is possible to get scholarships with other considerations. Hence, here are 1o Masters degree scholarships offered annually to students with Lower Second Class or Third class. These scholarships are renewed every year. These scholarships are renewed every year. Therefore if the deadlines are passed, they will be updated in due time. If not, apply soon.

1. Australia Awards Scholarships for 1,000 African Students – with at least 3rd Class
Australia Awards, a cornerstone of the Australian Government’s development assistance program for Africa, provide access to postgraduate education, training and professional development opportunities for suitably qualified Africans from eligible countries. On their return to the workplace, Australia Awards Alumni are expected to contribute actively to development in their home countries.

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With , You are Safe from Being Scammed Online.

Segun Balogun



Scam is what most internet geek refer to as a fraudulent scheme performed by a dishonest individual, group, or company in an attempt obtain money or something else of value..

One of the problem facing Nigeria’s business world is the ever growing persistence of people who perform scam activities.

Scammers as they are fondly called, operate every where, either online or offline. A famous principal Researcher at Microsoft , Cormac Herley says in one of his article titled “Nigerians Try To Stop Nigerian Internet Scammers” that Nigerian Scam‘ is now one of the suggested auto-completes in a Google search for Nigeria. This indicates the high occurence of the fradulent activity and people’s unending desire to avoid being scammed.

Dating site, Forum sites and large marketplaces in Nigeria give room for scammers, because they confuse people with amazingly cheap things.

Often times, people who have been scammed in one way or the other discourage other from trading in such business platform based on their experience

There is a general notion that all Nigerian free online classifieds Ads website are scam full., is unfortunately, not an exception.

Some people try to use JiJi with their selfish illegal purposes just because it serves as an arena that provides buyers and sellers the avenue to meet and exchange goods and services.

Since inception, there have been controversies whether or not one can be scammed JiJi.

Just last week I received a mail from of my readers asking How true or scam free is

However, The management of Jiji has declared its zero tolerance for scammers on it’s website.

In a press release available at our disposal, Jiji clearly addressed the issue of scam and how it solved the problem.

Read Details Below…
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What we do with scammers? wants their users be safe. And, if it detects fraudsters on the site, they will be removed forever.

Our uniqueness is in our method of fighting scammers. We always try to ensure that only honest, real people are buying and selling on our site, and we help them to do this more comfortably. So we decided to show you how our “fighting” works from a technical point of view, and “acquaint” you with most of the known internet scammers in Nigeria. You should know them by sight and beware.

In addition, we hope scammers will understand that their conduct is unacceptable and stop their nefarious activities.

How do we find serious fraud on JiJi?

Every Jiji user can complain about suspicious, scam ads. You should just push the button “Something wrong?” and then choose the reason for your suspicion (for example, it is illegal; seller asked for prepayment; it is spam).

jiji image 1 has an important step of blocking ads – user’s verification. Only real people, who have already been registered on the site and approved their e-mail, may apply for the blocking advertisement.
If user gets 2 requests for ban – he automatically will be blocked by system
Remember, there are two types of complaining on users – serious (marked with red color) and not serious (marked with yellow color). If one persons picks up five not serious complaints – he or she will be also blocked.

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Why don’t we ban a user after the first complaint?

A market place is a place where all people are competitors. So, we don’t necessarily trust the first request for a block. Some people want to get rid of competitors on JiJi by such methods – just pushing the red button once.

That’s why JiJi has a serious approach and bans only real scammers. Its special smart algorithm checks the veracity of complaints and if the complaint doesn’t pass on certain criteria, the system ceases to be taken into account and does not react.

Do you have other ways of detecting fraud?

Definitely, yes! JiJi’s team of professionals every day monitors news on different sites, forums and reviews about frauds in Nigeria.

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For example, when we found this review on Linda’s blog about scammer OLUKIA TOSIN on JiJi, we were outraged. He was immediately banned! ONUKA TOSIN is no longer a user on
Here is one example of his ads. Be careful with anything similar!


Similar reviews about fraud on were also encountered on other sites and blogs. And we do with other scammers the same – block forever!
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We want to thank everybody who is not indifferent to this problem, and helps us to detect scammers on online marketplace! We want you continue to adhere this philosophy.

One blocked fraud equals thousands of people who save their money.

Take care of yourself and other honest Nigerian people. If you have encountered a fraud, please inform JiJi’s administration, or submit a request to ban the site’s user.

All scammers will be excluded from JiJi! We instantly react to any information about them!

And remember:
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Jiji is scam free, why don’t you give it a try. A visit to the site unveils a bring-it-on impression, as the services they offer virtually cuts across every human endeavour; According to their slogan “The best place to sell anything to real people. Be scam smart and Street wise.
Incase of any comment , suggestion and advice , you can follow and tweet at jiji using this or “@jijiNigeria..
What do you think, feel free to drop your comment below.

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Happy Birthday .COM! Celebrating 30 Years of Internet History

Segun Balogun



Happy Birthday .COM! Celebrating 30 Years of Internet History

Thirty years ago, the .com Internet domain was born. In case you’re not familiar, the companies and organizations that hand out Internet addresses use top-level domains like .com to organize the addresses. While it seems difficult to remember a time when .COM didn’t exist, the exponential growth of the industry has been relatively recent. In 1985, only six domains were registered. That number grew to 223 in 1990 and 9,005 in 1995, but exploded to over 20 million in 2000. In early 2015, more than 116 million domains were registered.
On March 15, 1985, the first .COM was registered to This turning point marked the beginning of an industry that revolutionized business and entertainment on an international level. Readily available information at our fingertips has dramatically impacted daily life. Today, nearly three billion users access .COM domains each day. From personal websites and dating sites to online shopping, social media, and news sites, the .COM invention sparked a variety of other domains, such as .EDU, .GOV, .NET and .ORG.

Happy Birthday .COM! Celebrating 30 Years of Internet History

With more than 3 trillion users accessing sites each day, the .COM domain created a platform for some of the world’s most influential people and companies to showcase and promote their brands. Take a look at these stats of .COM users.
Geekzone reports that , From, which registered its domain name in 1994, and Google, which registered as a domain name in 1997, to small and mid-sized businesses more recently registered, such as,, or, which was registered in 2015, .COM is the global online standard for doing business. .COM addresses are your best choice for making your online identity recognizable, easily found and trusted on the global Internet.

“.COM is more than just an address. It’s a globally recognized and respected brand itself that nearly every major global brand, including 100 percent of the Fortune 500, has entrusted with their online presence,” said Jim Bidzos, executive chairman, president and chief executive officer at Verisign. “.COM turning 30 represents a shared milestone for us all and a celebration worth commemorating.”

While Internet growth and adoption has been primarily concentrated in North America for the last 30 years, today, Internet users in North America account for 19 percent of the total number of Internet users globally. As global Internet adoption and growth is accelerating outside of North America, .COM’s global brand appeal, instant recognizability and rapid growth in overseas markets illustrates .COM’s growth in parallel with Internet adoption.

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