Scammers are going after an Afrobeats star’s unusual $400,000 fundraising appeal

Scammers are going after an Afrobeats star’s unusual $400,000 fundraising appeal
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Afrobeats star Davido raised over $400,000 last week by making Instagram videos in which he asked friends and fellow artists to send him money. The 29-year-old apparently started the stunt to clear a Rolls-Royce car from a port but ended up adding his money to the proceeds to pool $600,000 for charitable causes in Nigeria. In an attempt to get a slice of the viral moment, scammers have sent text messages promising 10 gigabytes of data and $10 in airtime to Nigerians supposedly on Davido’s behalf, according to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the telecoms industry regulator.

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