Jaaruma: Victim Narrates Latest Twitter Scam Experience 

Jaaruma: Victim Narrates Latest Twitter Scam Experience

 

IYINADE THOMAS

 

 

I saw a post from an account claiming to be Jaaruma while going through my Twitter feed on Tuesday.  Jaaruma is a Nigerian sex therapist, philanthropist, entrepreneur and founder of Jaaruma Empire Limited.

Twitter chat
Twitter chat
Twitter chat

The account asked her followers to send their mobile numbers to her DM (Direct Message), instructing them to like and also re-tweet the giveaway post for a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.

The account stated “The winner would be picked randomly”. Anyone would like to try his luck especially coming after the Covid-19, I decided to try my luck and I got a DM immediately stating I should send my address.

It all seemed like a dream, after minutes of jubilation I finally had the composure to send my home address to the so called Jaaruma account and I got immediate response that I would have to pay the delivery of N2, 990. I saw no issue initially because I knew the cost of Samsung galaxy note 10. My reasoning was that since I had won and the cost was way more that what I was asked to pay, so it was worth it.

When I told my friend that I just ‘won’ a Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and he laughed so hard that I started getting pissed and I asked him why he laughed that way. He explained that he had seen posts like that on Twitter of people who have been duped by the same fake JaarumaTwitter account.

Still not believing I asked for proof because I couldn’t let go of the ‘Samsung Galaxy Note 10 winning’ just because someone said it was fake. It was then he searched on Twitter and started showing me posts of people who had fallen victims to this fake Twitter account. I felt really disappointed and decided to play along with the account for the heart break they caused me. I asked of their account number and they asked if it was her personal account or the delivery company, I opted for the delivery company and I was sent an account number with the assurance that the package would be delivered before 3pm same day.

After waiting for 20 minutes I lied that I had sent the money and need an affirmation from them so they can send a dispatch to the address I gave them. It was not long after that I was blocked.

Iyinade Thomas  writes from Lagos, Nigeria