Mobofree has announced the Nigerian activation of an ID verification service to protect consumers from online scams.
Cristobal Alonso, CEO of Mobofree says the launch of its ID verification in Nigeria and Uganda will further consolidate the technology company’s presence in Africa’s booming e-commerce space.
According to Mobofree, the ID checker service “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’’.
MoboFree members who opt in to the verification program are eligible for additional benefits on MOBOfree.com, such 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,” the company added.
The new initiative comes with some interesting features which include, internal rating system allowing buyers to rate sellers and report suspicious/illegal activities, the MOBOguard program, allowing users to search for scammers, report them, and get a reward for doing so, a special automated algorithm identifying scam behavior a dedicated quality control team, which reviews every single advert manually before launching it live.