Why We Paused Our Partner Program
Like deadly viruses, misinformation is a terrible thing.
One person finds out something that is inaccurate on, let’s say, Nairaland.
Now, because they don’t know it’s inaccurate information, they believe it and share it with five friends who also share it with their friends and on and on till hundreds of people are misinformed.
That’s what happened with our partner program, which we have now put on hold for a couple of weeks.
Our plan was to allow anyone with a Kuda account choose between getting 10 free transfers or 200 naira for each person who signs up on Kuda through their referral link.
For those who wanted 10 free transfers, all they had to do was sign up for a Kuda account and share their link.
We called those who applied to the program in batches and told them when to start referring. While the program was on, they were paid for their weekly referrals every Monday.
Hello, Fake News
Someone posted hot fake gist on a certain forum insinuating that Kuda is a ‘referral for cash’ app. This same person conveniently left out the very important information about signing up for the partner program to actually get paid.
Chaos followed, with people downloading the app and asking us for money right away.
Of course, we had to stop the program temporarily.
We have real users like you to look after, and we refuse to be bullied into doing anything else.
We’re building on the basic referral feature on the app, adding a dashboard to show the number of referrals made and probably switching from a link to a referral code.
When we’re done with all that, we’ll send an update you can download.
Then, we’ll restart the partner program.
Until then, please ignore all news about us spraying money ‘on the streets’.
We’re not those guys. Rumour has it all wrong.
In the meantime, you can share your referral link in peace and still get 10 free transfers as it says on the app. ✌🏾