Seminars are popular and in high demand especially in a mega city like Lagos and just like most things with high demand, there are always those with malicious and evil intentions who would want to use such avenue to defraud other. Nigeria’s #1 seminar site www.seminarspro.com has identified four ways for you to easily identify scam seminars in Lagos and the whole of Nigeria to avoid being a victim of scam seminars.
- Unknown venue: This is very common among scammers as they would find it difficult to use reputable locations for their dirty business. If the location is unknown and you have never heard about the place, it is most likely a scam seminar. Call a few friends to ask if they have heard of the address or best search the internet to confirm if such location exists and if it matches the description. You can also visit such location before the day of the seminar with a friend and ask from local residents if the address is what they claim it is especially if you are required to pay a fee.
- Little details available: when little details about a seminar is provided such as guest speakers, time, email etc., it’s most likely that you are about to be scammed. Try to gather as much information on a seminar as you can and always confirm on the internet. You can also contact the seminar venue to confirm if the seminar would be holding on the said day.
- Pricing: Ensure you always compare the price with what is charged by other related seminars, if you discover the price is not what is obtained with similar seminars by a wide margin, with the price being lower or higher by a huge difference, it is most likely a scam seminar.
- You are being pressured to pay money: if you are being pressured to pay money before you have access to information on the seminar, this is a strong sign that the seminar is a scam and should be avoided. Every seminar organizer provides information on their seminar such as benefits of attending the seminar, what is going to be discussed, material to be used or provided etc without requiring payment. You should only make payment after knowing what you are paying for.
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