e-Commerce:MOBOfree launches First-of-a-Kind ID Verification program in Nigeria and Uganda

Verified ID screenshot
Verified ID screenshot

MOBOfree has today announced the launch of the first-of-a-kind ID verification program in Nigeria and Uganda in what it says is aimed at strengthening its position as Africa’s safest social marketplace for both buyers and sellers alike.

The MOBOfree ID verification process is seamless and can be performed from any device. It will not require a scanner or computer. The user simply takes a photo of his/her identity document and uploads it onto MOBOfree’s platform along with their e-mail and mobile phone number. The entire procedure takes 2 minutes and the user is confirmed or rejected within 48 working hours.

“By preventing fraud rather than simply dealing with the issue after fraud has been identified, MOBOfree is highlighting its commitment to a safer environment for e-commerce in Africa,” MOBOfree’s CEO Cristobal Alonso said

The company says it has hired a dedicated ID verification team to proactively contact members via phone or even face-to-face when necessary. The program is the latest addition to a range of security measures aimed at protecting the African consumer

Members who opt in to the verification program are eligible for additional benefits on, one of the main benefits being that their classifieds will be displayed in a more prominent position and enjoy much better exposure.


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