Another victim of Lupen NG has narrated how the e-commerce automotive platform defrauded him of N390,000 after applying for a car loan in April.
The Osun-based victim, who asked not to be named, said he heard of Lupen NG for the first time from an Instagram advert where the company promised to give out cars and take payment in instalments.
He said he reached out to Lupen NG from there and had since been in talks with the company to get a 2003 limited edition Toyota Camry which costs about N1,560,000.
The organisation told him he was expected to pay 20 percent of the total cost of the car while they would provide the remaining 80 percent.
After securing the car, repayment was to be spread over a period of time.
“They gave me an email which had my name and the company’s domain name, and I was instructed to open a Paga account with it and fund the account,” he said.
”I don’t know if they are working together with Paga, but they helped me in setting everything up.”
Ayobami told FIJ that after he changed his email address on his Paga app, Lupen NG asked him to credit his account with the N390,000 it asked for.
After making the payment, Lupen NG representatives asked him to ‘wait for 30 minutes’.
However, after waiting endlessly for the company to contact him, he decided to reach out to them again.
“When I reached out again, they stopped answering my calls,” Ayobami said.
“I then checked my Paga app and discovered that the N390,000 they told me to deposit had been withdrawn. All the accounts I opened are locked till this present moment. I can’t access anything.
”They have refused to take my calls till date. I just really hope we get justice.”
In June, Nnamdi Eribenne, a Lagos-based bar manager, narrated how Lupen NG defrauded him of N700,000.
FIJ also reported another victim’s experience with Lupen NG in July. He had narrated how the platform defrauded him of N409,000.
On May 30, FIJ revealed to the public that the company changed its name from Lupen NG to Autocar NG.
FIJ made several phone calls to Lupen NG for comments but they were not answered. A text message sent to the company had also not been responded to at press time.
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