Player beware: fraudulent organizations are operating counterfeit 22BET betting shops in Nigeria.
We have been informed that there is a criminal outfit that operates fake 22BET betting shops across Nigeria. These criminals take advantage of unsuspecting players by taking money from them, printing out fake bet slips, and then disappearing.
One of such counterfeit shops was seen recently on Ngwa Road, Ahiaoru, Aba (Abia State).
The victims were given fake, 22BET-branded bet slips and only realized they were taken advantage of when they came to collect their winnings and the shop was no longer there.
Here are two such bet slips:
How to Avoid Falling Victim to Fraudsters
Please remember that 22BET Nigeria is an online-only sportsbook whose only official website is https://22bet.ng. 22BET Nigeria does not operate any offline betting shops.
No matter what the person in the shop tells you, you can be 100% certain that they have no affiliation with 22BET and are trying to take advantage of you.
Likewise, when playing online, make sure that the website you are on is 22bet.ng and nothing else.
What to Do if You Were Scammed
If you placed a wager at a fake 22BET betting shop, inform your local police immediately. If the police get to the scammers before they can run off, you are likely to be able to get your money back.
If you have been scammed by a fake 22BET betting shop and the scammers have already disappeared, we still urge you to file a complaint at your local police department.