After DUBAWA’s investigation into the sophisticated chain of scams that used a 9-year-old girl as bait, the perpetrators, Nativ Halev, have taken down the emotional video of the girl (Alexandra) from their website.
Alexandra’s video, formerly used as the “cover media” on the website, is no longer where it was hosted.
The initial video depicted Alexandra crying for help. “I don’t want to die,” she says as tears drizzled down her cheeks. She persuaded several unsuspecting members of the public to donate large sums of money, which DUBAWA last found to be around 700 thousand dollars.
The video has been sponsored on Facebook, YouTube, and Google Ads. Still, DUBAWA’s findings reveal that Netiv Halev was recently created as a charity-run non-governmental organisation that assists medical patients and their families.
Nigerians soon reacted to the scam, generally airing their disappointment and compassion for the little girl. However, DUBAWA’s investigations reveal that Alexandra is just one girl out of many girls used by the scheme as a decoy to lure donors.