SCAM warning! Man Stole $300,000!?
I wanted to give a quick word of warning.
Many people have been reporting that this guy, Olufemi Ayodeji (see the Facebook profile below) has been scamming $1,000's or even $10,000's from some individuals.
Andy Benson wrote on Facebook,
"IC3 Department of the FBI reports this person to has take approximately $300,000 from unsuspecting parties online."
I Thought He's a Legitimate Business Person
I was extremely surprised about this because that person had also contacted me on Facebook earlier this year. We chatted for a while and talked about meeting up when I was visiting in London...
He seemed like a friendly person but numerous people have reported that he's a scammer. Anyways, I never met this guy nor called with him nor gave him any money.
But It Seems I Was Wrong...
But take a look below what other people are saying,
1. "ANYONE who has been scammed by Olufemi Ayodeji, it NEEDS TO STOP. He's a professional scammer. Message back here if anyone scammed is interested in getting your money back from this con artist. I had the SAME THING happen to me for $17,000!!! He gives you loads of value, hours and hours of time, gains your trust, tells you to sign up for whatever program he's usually promoting, pay him for his coaching or traffic, and then disappears. In fact, there is an open Federal Case against him with a large group involved...
To my understanding there are extensive records showing at least 14 People accounting for well over 100's of thousands of dollars gone. Fear not Olufemi Ayodeji, your predatory ways are numbered rest assured. Contact me if you wish to be involved in this upcoming case as you may be entitled to a settlement if the government forces him to repay victims. Anyone curious who this Olu person is and would like to hear lies and have your money taken.."
2. "He scammed me said he was sick wow and disappeared.
3. "You will be offered private coaching along with promises of making money online connected with other affiliate opportunities, but once your money is gone, so is he..."
4. "I have spoken extensively to one of our members who has lost 1000’s to this guy. In turn, that member has reached out in a Facebook group associated with the affiliate program this guy promotes and multiple people have also come forward having lost similar amounts to him."
5. "If a "MENTOR" seems too good to be true they probably are!!! SCAMMER ALERT!!! If you are approached by this man I would tread lightly, he seems immensely friendly, kind and will give you great value on the front side, but BE AWARE, this man is a WELL KNOWN INTERNATIONAL SCAMMER that has gotten people to the tune of Well of 250K.
FBI unit's IC3, as well as the FTC is well aware of this man. Take a look at just 3 of the messages from essential strangers I asked about him within the industry... Seems most of the industry has been well aware of his game long before I got played. Olufemi Ayodeji is on the Feds radar and has an open file on him so I would suggest you use caution when spending your time or hard earned money with this person! Got me to the tune of nearly 10K and Others FAR MORE...
He gives you plenty of uprfront advice, even loves Biblical analogies, but after you pay... He's gone, all the while still telling you MONTHS later that you're traffic is on the way... I reported this issue to Power Leads Systems Owners who seemed to be aware of this situation and in fact told me they had refunded someone's money already regarding it. When I asked for my money back they initially said they'd give it to me and would even take it out of his commissions. One week later they changed their minds and offered me a free lifetime membership but would NOT terminate his affiliate status or account... No matter, if you've been conned by someone like this or even him directly... People like this will ALWAYS get what they GIVE, so don't let it Hold you down. I know I haven't!!!"
6. "Olu is a Scammer. He seems to be genuine but after he receives your money he disappear on you."
What Can We Learn From This?
1. If a random person contacts you (on Facebook or another platform) and asks, "How's your business going?" be careful. Most of the time they're trying to sell you something.
I'm quite active on Facebook and every single time when random people have asked me directly, "How is your business?" They've just been trying to sell.
I've never bought anything through that avenue.
2. Even though someone seems trustworthy online, you still need to be careful.
As the old saying goes, "Better to be safe than sorry!"
I guess that those people who have lost $1,000's to this Olufemi guy wish now that they would have followed that old wisdom.
In the past, I have talked with some people who seemed like trustworthy Internet marketers but I felt there was something wrong. They were selling me Digital Altitude program.
I said them that the program seems like a pyramid scheme more than a legitimate business. They promised that there's nothing sketchy and once I refused to take their offers, they became mad and started calling me names.
=> If it feels a little bit sketcy, trust your gut feeling! Better to be safe than sorry.
3. If someone gives you big promises, be super careful.
It's true that sometimes in life there may be opportunities that are simply phenomenal. But in 99% of the cases if something seems too good to be true, it's a scam.
- Read the reviews.
- Ask from others who have tried the program.
- Double-check the background of the founders.
- Think twice. Usually, scammers push you to act fast.
Personally, when I research a product / program or take a sales call, I usually promise to myself beforehand that no matter how good the offer would sound, I will NOT buy anything right away.
I'll rather sleep a night or two and see if that offer is really as good as it sounds.
This has helped that I have never been scammed online.
Stay safe my friends!
- Roope "Better to be safe than " Kiuttu
PS. Now I'd love to hear from you.
Have you been contacted by strangers on Facebook asking "How's your business going?"
Have they always been trying to sell you something?
Let's discuss in the comments below!