Nigerian forum: MoboFree news - Tough Luck Scammers! MOBOfree classifieds introduces ID verification
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20 Jul 2015 23:49

MOBOfree, the most trusted and safest Nigerian marketplace, announced the launch of the first-of-a-kind ID verification program in Nigeria and Uganda, further strengthening its position as Africa’s safest social marketplace for both buyers and sellers alike. It's not the first security measure implemented by MOBOfree, but it's definitely big step forward, bringing online security in Nigeria to another level.

MOBOfree’s ID verification process is seamless and can be performed from any device. It does not require a scanner or computer. The user simply takes a photo of his/her identity document and uploads it onto MOBOfree’s platform along with their e-mail and mobile phone number. The entire procedure takes 2 minutes and the user is confirmed or rejected within 48 working hours.

ID verified profile on MOBOfree will look following:

Members with verified profiles are eligible for additional benefits on, one of the main benefits being that their classifieds will be displayed in a more prominent position and enjoy much better exposure.

“By preventing fraud rather than simply dealing with the issue after fraud has been identified, MOBOfree is highlighting its commitment to a safer environment for e-commerce in Africa,” said MOBOfree’s CEO Cristobal Alonso.

MOBOfree has hired a dedicated ID verification team to proactively contact members via phone or even face-to-face when necessary.

MOBOfree’s ID verification program is the latest addition to a range of security measures aimed at protecting the African consumer, which already include:
- a special automated algorithm identifying scam behavior
- a dedicated quality control team, which reviews every single advert manually before launching it live
- an internal rating system allowing buyers to rate sellers and report suspicious/illegal activities
- a phone safety hotline so that any issues can be reported immediately
- the MOBOguard program, allowing users to search for scammers, report them, and get a reward for doing so

MOBOfree has a general policy of not disclosing members’ personal information to third parties unless they have consented to such sharing. Any data acquired from MOBOfree’s visual identification program will not be shared with other MOBOfree users.

Edited by Mobofree / 20 Jul 2015 23:55
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22 Jul 2015 01:36

I whole heartedly thank the management of mobofree for this exercise of lD verification which has just begun.scammers are prowling this site day and night looking for soft targets.But with all due respect l want to know if it has a deadline.lf yes,then when? If no,then why not? And what would be the penalty for those who refused to adhere to this directive? Can they be prevented from loging into the site?Regarding the phone aspect,due to the nature of my job,my phone is not always on.Long Live Mobofree,Long Live The Federal Republic Of Nigeria. From AGMS

22 Jul 2015 22:26

Good one