An individual wrote on Nairaland that he needed an RMB (China’s official currency), and a seller answered that the buyer should come to WhatsApp, and the seller reached out to the buyer on WhatsApp with this number +234 704 628 7060. Because it was the first time, the buyer asked him to fund him first before paying, but the seller refused.
To avoid becoming a victim, the buyer went to the “home clearing sales topic” on Nairaland and requested an escrow, and wese90 was recommended.
The buyer thereafter contacted the seller again and proceeded to form a group consisting of the seller, buyer, and Wese90. Wese90 instructed the buyer to state the payment conditions and agreement, which he did, and the seller confirmed.
The buyer sent the money, and the transaction was supposed to take no more than 10 minutes. Once the buyer paid Wese90 and he acknowledged the payment, the seller stopped reading the chat. The buyer contacted him (seller), but the number was switched off, the WhatsApp call was ringing, and he did not answer; after an hour, Wese90 was obligated to refund the customer.
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