I believe most of you guys have come across this so called fidelity-access scholarship scheme and if i am not mistaken, you have actually applied and taken their exams. well am about to shock you that the so called EDPROMO SCHOLARSHIP organize by this fidelity access is a cover to SCAM innocent Nigerian that have applied and sat for the exams.
I am one of this innocent Nigerian, and here is my story plus a break down on how this SCAM is been run, that it looks so real that you wont even suspect.
I applied and sat for the exams at Abuja in the last EDPROMO SCHOLARSHIP, it was well organized and some of the FAI representative where guys working at the British council at Abuja,at the reception when you go to register for IELTS (Note they might not be there at this time you are reading this).
After the exams, it was stated that the results will be out in a week or two, which it did and names of the successful applicant was shortlisted on their website www.fidelity-access.com
, i was glad that my name and that of my friends that traveled all the way from minna and kano was also there,but we became suspicious because almost all the 65 to 77 candidates that came for the exams, their names were also shortlisted (meaning we all passed the exams
However we were told to pay for the standard courier service from Malaysia which cost about RM 185 and it equivalent to NGN 8,650
but the exchange rate then was approximately N9,500 WHEN I MADE PAYMENT for the courier service to the account detail sent to only successful candidate
because it is stated on there website and i qoute
The standard courier service from Malaysia cost about RM 185 which is equivalent to NGN 8,650: The candidate pays by telegraphic transfer to:
Fidelity Access International (Malaysia)
or pay locally to:
KDO Inspire Education Center (Nigeria)
Account details will be provided to successful candidates
Deadline for package request from successful candidates will be communicated to all students after release of results.
Meaning i received the account detail as a successful candidate, BUT DEAR FORUMITE, UPTILL THIS VERY MOMENT I HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY SCHOLARSHIP PACKAGE I PAID FOR. I made my payment to their First Bank account number:506203000919 that was provided.
It was instructed on the SMS text message sent to us, the so called successful candidate
that after making the payment we should send our payment detail via text to this number 08139012617 before the deadline which was like 4 to 5 days from the date of the published names at their website, which i did and also mailed a scan copy of my teller to their email ID:email@example.com. BUT WHAT WAS SHOCKING AGAIN WAS THE FACT THAT THIS NUMBER 08139012617 NEVER WENT THROUGH AGAIN AFTER THE DEADLINE TILL THIS VERY MOMENT for one to make any complain of his/her payment.
We were informed that the scholarship package will be available toward the end of MAY but this is July and not even a word from them, all my effort to contact them never yielded any result.
SO THIS IS A WARNING
TO ALL STUDENT LOOKING FOR SCHOLARSHIP TO BE CAREFUL, ESPECIALLY APPLYING FOR THIS fidelity-access SCHOLARSHIP. THEY WILL SWALLOW YOUR MONEY. Secondly any scholarship that involve any form of payment, you really need to do your research before paying for it, because 95% of this scholarship are SCAM.
Share your story here if you have been SCAM by this fidelity-access scholarship scheme.