Africa’s e-commerce giant, Konga, has disassociated itself from a fake website built by cyber criminals to defraud customers.
In an email obtained by TechEconomy, Wednesday, Konga said scammers have leveraged the trust of its customers to attempt various fraudulent activities on unsuspecting shoppers.
“Our attention has been drawn to the activities of unscrupulous and faceless individuals and groups attempting to defraud customers using our brand name, the latest being the use of a bogus and fake website (https://konga18.com/#/login).
“Please be advised that Konga has no form of affiliation with this site:https://konga18.com/#/login – or any other site whatsoever that is not our official website. Our official website is www.konga.com
The e-commerce giant warned that anyone transacting any business on this fake website is doing so at huge personal risk.
“We understand that their modus operandi involves insisting that ‘would-be’ customers prepay for their orders.
Further, according to Konga, customers have a multiplicity of payment options to choose from, including payment on delivery which is available in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Edo, Ogun, Delta, Sokoto, Nasarawa, and Kaduna.
“You can also pay for anything you order on Konga.com or in any of our physical stores using other payment options, the most popular of which is KongaPay.
“Accordingly, we advise all our customers and members of the public who wish to patronize us, that our official website remains www.konga.com and any news, update, or discount will be communicated via our website and social media pages.”