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Beware of fake App, NIMC warns Nigerians

By Stanley Iwuoha

The National Identity Management Commission, NIMC has raised an alarm over fake app for NIN download in circulation.

The Commission in a post warned the Nigerian public to be aware of such app that claims to help link the National IdentityNumber to SIM cards.

It however, denied knowledge of the app, saying it is run by fraudsters who use it to harvest people’s NIN and Bank Verification Number.

The Commission maintained that “The app was not created by NIMC or the Federal Government of Nigeria. It is run by fraudsters who are currently harvesting people’s NINs and BVNs by default,” and surged the public to protect their data and stop disclosing personal information to unauthorised persons or platforms.

Recall that the Commision recently unveiled a mobile app that can be used to link seven SIM cards to one NIN.

According to the NIMC, interested subscribers with NIN number will only download it without visiting any office.

It has the capacity to link up to seven SIM numbers to only one.

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