EFCC Warns Public Against Online Scammers

Nigerians have been advised to be wary of scammers who have flooded the online space and social media platforms, looking for who to victimise of their fraudulent activities.

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, through Head, Kaduna Zonal Office of the Commission, Mailafia Yakubu, disclosed this in Kaduna on Thursday.

In a live Hausa radio programme: “Shirin Kasanmu Ayau,” on Kaduna State Media Corporation’s (KSMC), he said, “Any phone call demanding for your bank information, especially your BVN, maybe a scam because no bank will ask you for such.”

The EFCC boss further advised the public to shun online investments, which claim to pay huge percentages within a short period of time, stating that such investments may be fraudulent.

He charged parents to properly guide their children and wards, on the use of the Internet in the face of lockdown.

Magu also warned fraudsters to desist from criminal activities or be prepared to face the wrath of the law.

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