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Don’t Fall, Victim of Scam in the Just Launched Nigerian Customs Service E-Auction Portal
FRAUDULENT BIDDERS RISK PROSECUTION
The Customs Service on July 18th, 2017, released updates as regarding observations recorded on the e-auction portal and how users can avoid Falling victims of Nigerian Customs Service Scam or Fraudulent alert to all bidders
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Nigerian Customs e-auction Scam Alert
The second bidding period of Monday 10th to 12noon Wednesday, July 2017 recorded 115 winners.
The message was released by Joseph Attah Nigerian Customs Service PRO, this reads – Even though the second round showed improvement over the first which produced 43 winners, the Service discovered the bidding pattern and collated complaints from Stakeholders that the system is being abused by some fraudulent persons. Some bidders were discovered to have made outrageous bidding for some items put up for auction in a bid to scare other bidders away. This act makes it possible for such fraudulent bidders to make the items available for the second highest bidder, who they may have connived with.
Consequently, the system will be reprogrammed to jettison the second highest bidder to claim the item. Nigerian Customs e-auction Scam Alert Going forward, once the winner fails to pay within 5 working days, the item automatically reverts for re-uploading and fresh bidding.
Nigerian Customs e-auction Scam Alert and interestingly, the system is recording the identities of these fraudulent bidders through submitted information from the Tax Identification Numbers (TIN). Such numbers will be deactivated as well as blocked from any further transaction with NCS.
While those fraudulent and Scam bidders risk prosecution, genuine bidders are assured of the Service determination to ensure the success of the online auction process. Nigerian Customs e-auction Scam Alert
To achieve this, NCS will continue to fine tune the process as we progress.
So far a total 2001 bidders have registered with 1,919 enable.2
The Service congratulates all those winners who have paid and collected their vehicles already and looks forward to promptly release more won items to winners. Nigerian Customs e-auction Scam Alert