The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has issued a public alert concerning a fraudulent LinkedIn account that is impersonating the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta. According to the sent to The Ameh News (TAN) which was endorsed by Reuben Muoka, Director, Public Affairs of the Commission sayings The NCC wishes to inform the public that this account was created by malicious individuals with the intention of defrauding unsuspecting members of the public and social media users who might mistake it for the genuine account of the EVC of NCC.
He said the NCC wants to clarify that Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta does not have a LinkedIn account, and any such account found on social media or any other platform claiming to belong to the EVC of NCC is fake. The commission is taking the matter seriously and is collaborating with relevant security agencies to investigate the source of this fraudulent act and put a stop to it.
In light of this situation, the director said the NCC advises the public and stakeholders to exercise caution and vigilance while using social media platforms or engaging in online activities. There are numerous fraudulent individuals and groups looking for unsuspecting users to defraud, so it is essential to be careful when accessing or using information from social media.
“The NCC reassures the public that it has a strong online presence with its official website (www.ncc.gov.ng) and verified social media handles. All information about the commission’s activities, programs, and reports can be verified on these platforms.
“To stay updated with credible information and announcements from the NCC, the public is encouraged to follow the commission’s official social media accounts.
In conclusion, the NCC urges everyone to be cautious and discerning while navigating the cyberspace, and to report any suspicious accounts or activities to the appropriate authorities. Vigilance is crucial in protecting oneself from falling victim to online scams and fraudulent activities, Muoka said.