‘Automatic Giveaway Investments Is A Scam! This scam, quite predictably, is run by Kenechukwu Reginald Ezeani’ – Akaahan Terungwa.
This is becoming quite annoying – and quite routine: investigating a scam and seeing it all end at the door of the greatest scam artist Nigeria has ever produced, Kenechukwu Reginald Ezeani, month after month; year after year.
However, this is what I consider my public service outreach; one I take seriously at that.
Thus, in the lines that follow, I’ll detail why Automatic Giveaway is a scam and importantly, I’ll further explain why I’m dead sure Mr. Ezeani is behind this heartless scam.
If you are busy however, here is a smart summary why Automatic Giveaway Investments is a scam:
- Automatic Giveaway Investments is PayGold Version 2.1 and like PayGold, you’ll never get paid a Kobo!
- Money, for the up-tenth time, cannot be doubled, either online or off – especially in such a span as 3 days.
- Any ‘investment’ that isn’t transparent enough is clearly a fraud. This is especially true for online schemes.
- The ‘testimonials’ on Automatic Giveaway Investments are clearly false and fabricated.
- Automatic Giveaway Investments is powered by Kenechukwu Ezeani’s primary scamming tool, E-Business technologies.
Now, for those who appreciate details and are naturally given to logic and common sense, let’s take a slow and methodological scroll down the page and see why this scheme is a scam, from the very depths of hell.
Is Automatic Giveaway Legit? 5 Solid Reasons Why Automatic Giveaway Investments By Kenechukwu Ezeani Is A Scam
If your eyes have basic online ‘street credibility’, you can see through any sort of online fraud the moment one is presented to you.
Unfortunately, this ‘street credibility’ takes years to develop or master and usually, is as the direct result of working online and navigating its murky waters, year after year.
Not to worry though; if you’re a newbie or one who hasn’t got the wrap around the concept of online scam (especially as relates to Nigeria and Nigerians), here’s why I fervently hold that today’s subject is a cheap scam.
As you read through my reasons, please, also understand that these points can as well apply to any website or online concern for that matter.
Accordingly thus, if you see any of these red flags anywhere online, now or in the future (near or distant), kindly do yourself a favour and RUN!
Now, let the reasons flow…
1. Automatic Giveaway Investments Is PayGold Version 2.1 And Like PayGold, You’ll Never Get Paid A Penny!
The human mind is one fickle organ that is as lazy as it is desirous of cheap, easy money. This makes the prospect of ‘earning’ money without actual sweat so seductive that it is quite difficult to overcome – at least for those who still believe that money can be earned, doing basically nothing.
Sadly, bad eggs like Kenechukwu Ezeani have capitalized on this fact and are seriously into the ‘business’ of making this reality actually pay for them by means of scamming those that still believe in schemes and money doubling.
This is why, month after month, year after year (since MMM), this idiot brings out varieties of scams, mimicking the original concept of Mavrodi’s that glories in doing nothing but expecting a pay check at the end of the month.
This is certainly, human nature (and psychology) at its weakest.
Like the PayGold ‘investment’ scam I covered in detail here: PayGold Is A Scam (Run By Kenechukwu Reginald Ezeani), there is an elaborately bogus promise to double money, handed over to the scheme. The promise is that, both the principal and the ‘interest’ can be withdrawn after a set time – no longer.
While the now offline and defunct PayGold promised 100% ROI in as little as 3 days, the current Automatic Giveaway Investments promises 30% ROI in the same span of 3 days in the typical Mavrodian fashion.
That is however, where their dis-similarities end: underneath, the fraud is essentially the same, follows the gold, silver etc plan nonsense and ultimately, is run by the same die hard internet fraudster, Kenechukwu Reginald Ezeani!
2. Money, For The Up-Tenth Time, Cannot Be Doubled, Either Online Or Off – Especially In Such A Span As 3 Days!
At the risk of sounding repetitive, I’ll sound this warning again: money cannot be doubled – whether online or off, especially in as short a span as 3 days!
This is against the rules of business, logic and all things commerce.
Loosely though, there are a few exceptions here and there, say, sudden rise in prices, speculations on the stock market, a really great business opportunity etc.
However, these options – or chances – are loosely defined and happen once in a while, without the luxury of anyone thinking for certainly that they can be replicated or worse, have a whole ‘business’ model built on them.
This leaves us with one universal and plainly straight-forward truth: money cannot be doubled, either online or off – especially in such a short span as 3 days!
This is the gospel truth. The whole truth. Nothing but the truth.
Now, having laid the path straight and established the true position of things as they are, the onus of proving how money can be doubled in just 3 days lies squarely with whoever is making such an absurd claim.
In the instant case however, is this onus discharged?! Let’s take a look:
If you cannot read the screenshot, here’s what it says:
Automatic Giveaway is a global and international investments company that pays you 30% any amount you invest in 3 days. If you invest a particular amount of money you will be paid your profit in a maximum of 3 days after our trading. Automatic Giveaway’s goal is to change the way money is being saved and invested worldwide. With Automatic Giveaway, you no longer have to worry about the way the banks are ripping off their customers, you have a system that can give you 30% of your investment in a very short while. Yes, we repeat, banks rip off their customers. Let’s Look at this scenario. You save 500k in your savings account with any bank. At the end of the month you don’t receive any profit or interest, all you get is SMS charges for the month, “card maintenance charges”, account maintenance fees, and all sorts of meaningless fees. The 500,000 you saved must have reduced to 497,000 with all the debits with no single interest paid to you at the end of the month. Now the next day, a businessman would approach your same bank and ask the bank for a loan of that same 500,000 for his business. The bank would give the businessman the loan and tell him to repay it with 50% interest. So the bank ends up making 250k profit from just one customer out of the millions they have! And on your end, you lose money from fees with no interest paid to you at all. Now let us tell you this again,
Do you know that the money these banks give out to people as loan is the money you save in the bank? Why save your money in the bank for the bank to loan it out to someone and make profit from it while they debit you month end without any profit or interest? Does it even make sense?
The only thing that does not make any sense here, as you can see, is what Mr. Ezeani is promising. While he went on a tirade of the modern banking system, bringing out its ‘enormous greed’ and ‘clear irregularities’, he has, on the other hand, failed to explain his own ‘viable alternative’.
For someone who know the ills of system to an extent of challenging same, failure to clearly show how he intends to be different or how he is actually different is pure Vue Liam.
Interestingly, it is pure Vue Liam because Mr. Ezeani has ‘better’ plans than the commercial banks: to run away with your hard earned money!
And, last I checked, banks still pay interest on savings accounts in Nigeria, however small this may be. Again, SMS alerts can be opted out for an account – so with an ATM card and all the options that may cause slight, annoying deductions.
Clearly, Kenechukwu Ezeani is so stupid that he does not know these or he is plainly being mischievous by falsely misrepresenting things!
3. Any ‘Investment’ That Isn’t Transparent Enough Is Clearly A Fraud. This Is Especially True For Online Schemes
At the height of the MMM madness in Nigeria, I lost a grand mother-in-law.
During her burial, I was re-united with a friend I lost contact with since I graduated from Secondary School.
As it is with such re-unions, we got talking and through the wake, spent some time catching up.
This fellow, sadly, was bitten by the MMM bug and was doing his best to recruit me – of all people. As a friend I just reunited with, I did not want to annoy him with an outright ‘NO’. However, I was not about jumping into something I clearly knew was a fraud all in the name of pleasing someone (even if that someone was a long lost friend who just showed up for a family funeral).
I had to apply wisdom here and the first question I asked this friend of mine was quite simple – for someone his age and educational level (this fellow has a Masters degree under his armpit).
How does MMM make the money it pays out?!
The answer this fellow gave (let’s not call him my friend again) shocked me and I’m certain, would have shocked my toddler son too – were he to be listening. He said with confidence:
The company (MMM) makes money by converting the visits (hits) they get on their website to raw cash (by means of ‘liquidating’ the bandwidth expended by site visitors).
I nearly fainted. And for the first time since I lost my grand mother-in-law, I smiled – quietly. I was overwhelmed by the ignorance of the fellow siting before me.
Sadly, all efforts to correct this VERY wrong impression failed – and against my earlier wish, I told him point-blank that I wasn’t going to sign up for something that I had no idea how it worked!
Money, as we all know, doesn’t grow on trees; importantly too, it has no seeds that can be planted and harvested by a select few when the time is ripe.
To accumulate same, one needs to invest it in some business, work at it before a profit can be registered.
For Automatic Giveaway ‘Investments’, Kenechukwu Reginald Ezeani has made no effort to show those he expects should hand over their hard earned money to him how he is going to ‘trade’ with it or what manner of trade he intends to use same for and pay up the Utopian 30% interest at the expiration of the said 3 days.
What he has succeeded in doing, for the averagely informed mind, is akin to that friend of mine who wanted me to ‘invest’ in MMM on the strength that Sergei Mavrodi somehow had a way of turning base bandwidth from traffic hits to his website (by visitors) to money…money he shared with his investors.
Can anything be more dumb?!
4. The ‘Testimonials’ On Automatic Giveaway Investments Are Clearly False And Fabricated
In the world of business, testimonials are super important. These reviews indicate what others who have had experience with you think about your service(s); it shows the rest of the world how satisfied (or not) your clients are. Ultimately, it helps the decision making process for new customers, helping them decide if from your antecedents, you are worthy of their money.
Sadly, this tried and true process has of late become the subject of abuse, with many folks, especially online, trying to manipulate the system. For all such folks, the pattern is familiar and predictable: falsify reviews/testimonials and deceive the gullible!
I have, on several occasions, argued that, for a testimonial or review to be valid (especially online), it needs to have very important elements present:
- The full name of the reviewer.
- His or her verifiable contact details (if published by a merchant directly) or, in the alternative, a video review fully showing the reviewers face if he or she does not wish to share their contact details publicly.
- The fact of whether or not the reviewer is a confirmed client.
- Finally, reviews are best made on third party platforms such Trust Pilot (basically for credibility purposes).
For Automatic Giveaway Investments, what do we see at their testimonial page (https://automaticgiveaway.com/testimonial.html)?
As it turns out, nothing much…for example, let’s take a good look at the very first ‘testimonial’ on the site:
If you can’t see what the screenshot contains, here it is, lifted directly from the page:
Ekaette from Calabar, Cross River
“Hey all, let this serve as my letter of happiness! When I was introduced to Automatic Giveaway, I was in full doubt until I tried with the lowest amount available to invest, with the feeling that my money would be stolen! Lo and Behold, I was paid in exactly 3 days from the point I made my investment. Kudos to Automatic Giveaway! I now have a means to take care of my kids as a single mother.”
From this, there is absolutely no way one can contact ‘Ekaette’ who is simply mentioned at someone from ‘Calabar, Cross River’.
There is also no way we can know for sure if she actually handed over her money to this fraud called Kenechukwu Ezeani. There is also no way we can verify if indeed the words there are hers or Mr. Ezeani has tempered with them.
From the above thus, the ‘testimonial’ in question has failed all the vital tests that a genuine review must pass to be declared valid.
There is no ‘Ekaette’ anywhere who wrote this. Rather, Kenechukwu Ezeani wrote this directly and slapped names, photos and addresses to it!
To further prove my point, kindly take a close look at the ‘testimonial’ page he earlier published on PayGold (14MB saved PDF, taken from the site before he took it down) and carefully compare it with the present one (15MB saved PDF, taken from the site in case he decides to take it down).
Now, if you look closely, the two documents, they are essentially the same, in almost every regard that I can pinpoint! The only ‘difference’ is that the super lazy idiot instead re-arranged them!
Let me show you what I mean:
- The 1st ‘testimonial’ from ‘Ekaette’ on Automatic Giveaway Investments was the 6th ‘testimonial’ on PayGold, with everything intact!
- The 2nd ‘testimonial’ from ‘Osagie’ on Automatic Giveaway Investments was the 7th ‘testimonial’ on PayGold, with everything intact minus the swapping of the Automatic Giveaway – PayGold name.
- The 3rd ‘testimonial’ from ‘Dafe’ on Automatic Giveaway Investment was the 8th ‘testimonial’ on PayGold, with everything intact!
- The 4th ‘testimonial’ from ‘Muyiwa’ on Automatic Giveaway Investment was the 9th ‘testimonial’ on PayGold, with everything intact minus the swapping of the Automatic Giveaway – PayGold name at the end.
- The 5th ‘testimonial’ from ‘Uche’ on Automatic Giveaway Investment was the 10th ‘testimonial’ on PayGold, with everything intact!
And the list goes on and on and on to the very end of the extremely long and stupidly tiring page. Now, except that PayGold is now Automatic Giveaway Investments, there is no possible (logical) explanation for the ‘review sharing’ – especially without one expressly mentioning the other.
This can logically, thus, be only one thing: a super lazy fraud – but a fraud nonetheless.
5. Automatic Giveaway Investments Is Powered By Kenechukwu Ezeani’s Primary Scamming Tool, E-Business Technologies
There are a billion and one ways we can tell if two things are related. Physical resemblance is one of them and the manner of operations between the two is another.
Of these however, there is nothing more damning, more specific than an actual admission that there is a correlation between two things, by one so qualified to make such a submission (by virtue of his or her unique knowledge pertaining to same).
This sort of admission is final – even watertight in legal circles. Accordingly thus, if you confess (without any duress or undue influence), on your own free volition that you are a thief, fraudster or internet scammer (for instance), that is it: you could get a conviction straight from this simple fact.
It is as simple as that – and EFFC has, in the past, used this to great success in the business of securing convictions.
In the instant case, as can be seen in the screenshot above, this scamming tool, like the others I have previously identified and published here, is powered by E Business Technologies, Kenechukwu Reginald Ezeani’s primary scamming tool.
Here, a proverb comes to mind: “He who the gods must punish, they first make mad”.
The madness (or it is stupidity?) of including this well known footer here is of clinical grade. Or meets military specs. Or both.
Whatever it was that the idiot was thinking when he included that footer, one thing is clear: the gods, in the traditional fashion, have struck Ezeani with madness. What remains is the finishing!
The glorification of wealth and the ultimate failure to question the source of one’s money is the major reason why scams like this exist in the first place in Nigeria.
If you’ve read my list of the major causes of internet fraud in Nigeria, you’ll also appreciate that greed is also one of the culprits that pushes young boys like Kenechukwu Reginald Ezeani to engage in fraud, after fraud, scamming Nigerians ruthlessly in the process with an abandon that it both rare and equally passionate (sadly).
However, if we’re going to survive this menace as a nation, people like him must be exposed – for all the world to see and importantly, for their friends and family members to see the stock they have either bred – or the stock they choose to allow around them!
P.S.1: This Is How Kenechukwu Reginald Ezeani Looks
Usually, criminals are not in the habit of advertising themselves. As a matter of fact, they try to avoid the spotlight as much as possible – if they can.
To achieve this, they do all sort of things, including hiding their identity as much as possible and, if they can, keeping their photos off the internet.
Initially, Kenechukwu Reginald Ezeani wanted to tow this route when his well known and documented fraud, incomefornigerians.com was exposed.
However, when I wanted to go public, I had to take a peep (and see if I could get his photos). With luck on my side, I found a few – despite the fact that he deactivated all social media accounts and closed all blogs bearing his name (or identity) directly.
So, here we are. If you’re interested in knowing how the greatest (local) fraudster Nigeria has ever known looks like in person, here:
P.S.2: Here Are The Most Important Pages Of This Fraud, Saved For Posterity
As it is customary with him (and his ilk), this webpage will be taken down as soon as he reads this. This is because, then, the ‘business’ will be officially over and no new ‘clients’ or ‘maga’ will come his way again – all thanks to the power of Google and background checks.
To forestall an event where the pages will be lost forever (or we’ll have to resort to the Way Back Machine) in future for reference purposes, I’ve decided to take a full page snapshot of the most important pages, convert them into PDFs and save them accordingly.
If you’re reading this and he has already taken the scam off the internet, kindly refer to the options below to get a first hand experience of what I’ve thus narrated.
- Automatic Giveaway Investment ‘Home’ Page (3MB).
- Automatic Giveaway Investment ‘How It Works’ Page (3MB).
- Automatic Giveaway Investment ‘How To Invest’ Page (2MB).
- Automatic Giveaway Investment ‘Registration’ Page (468KB).
- Automatic Giveaway Investment ‘Contact’ Page (1 MB).
- Automatic Giveaway Investment ‘Testimonials’ Page (15MB).