Victims of Facebook scam being refunded
Some victims involved in the Facebook scam revolving around Aubrey “Swagga-boss” Smith and the sale of Blackberry cellular phones have already been refunded their monies.
Others have received part payment from the young man’s mother on behalf of Smith, who is out of the country.
His mother, who visited Kaieteur News on Wednesday evening, stated that after the publication of the article she began to receive telephone calls from persons claiming that Smith had fleeced them.
She said that she was aware of a few persons whom he owed monies to and had already repaid them, some long before the publication of the newspaper article.
The woman produced the receipts to this newspaper for verification.
The two women whose names were on the receipts both acknowledged that they had received their monies in full.
Smith’s mother explained that the number of telephone calls was too much for her to believe that they all had to be refunded and her son denied even knowing half of the persons who kept calling her.
“After the article was printed in the papers we got a set of telephone calls at my house with people saying that Aubrey owed them so and so much of money for phones he was to bring in for them.
“When I spoke to him (Aubrey) he said that he didn’t know many of the people who were calling. So it isn’t everyone calling or posting things on Facebook that are speaking the truth. It is just a set of mischievous people doing this,” she stated.
Smith has been accused of fleecing several persons of large sums of monies by posing as a retailer of blackberry cellular phones on the social network, Facebook.
Reports are that the young man, whose Facebook account name is “Aubrey Swagga-boss Smith”, has been advertising Blackberry cellular phones for sale at extremely low prices.
A number of persons responded to his posts, all interested in the prices and procedures of how they could obtain phones through “such a great deal”.
They subsequently contacted the media to highlight the story after they claimed that they were not being refunded their monies.