Richard Elesho/Lokoja

The Kogi State Police Command has warned Nigerians against doing any business with Havencorps Loans and Investment Nigeria Ltd.

Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP William Anya issued the warning.

Anya said Havencorps has been cheating, swindling people and involved with other fraudulent activities.

The rogue company has offices in Ajaokuta, Ganaja and Ankpa.

“The Command received a complaints against the Company on the premise that the alleged Company has been in the business of defrauding innocent Nigerians.

“Some of the victims who invested into the Company further alleged that the Staff of the Company disappeared with their money.

“To this end, the Commissioner of Police warns all members of the public to desist from patronizing or dealing with Havencorps Loans and Investment Nigeria Ltd or any of such Companies as it has been tagged a fraudulent venture”. Aya said.

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On its website, Havencorps claimed to have been registered by Securities and Exchange Commission as ‘dealer and fund portfolio manager’.

It describes itself as pro-poor in its business orientation.

It also describes its business as ‘online trading of shares, charcoal export and binary options”. The public ought to have been suspicious of all these as the company did not list any name on its website.

Here is how the rogue company describes itself:

“HAVENCORPS INVESTMENT NIG. LTD, is an expert in Online Trading of Stocks and currency especially Binary Trading.

“Over the years, HAVENCORPS INVESTMENT NIG. LTD, has consistently taken measures to ensure its platforms makes online trading investment accessible to anyone and keeping a balance between giving easy access to beginners and improving upon making meaningful income/returns to our clients.

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“HAVENCORPS INVESTMENT LTD, is a pro-poor financial institution committed to economic empowerment of low-income Nigerians through creation of access to responsive financial service on a sustainable basic.

“Given the stage we are in our business growth, we are working to expand our market base, hence, providing the opportunity to the people who are interested in investing in the charcoal export market and Binary options. This scheme allows holders have multiples of the principal of different dates. It allows all holders to maximize their fund potential for higher returns at will.

Even though it operates in Kogi, the company gives its location as Lagos Island and its phone number as (+234) 08165106108.