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We just had to disown the fake FB acct before it gained ground – NCC

By Stanley Iwuoha

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it disowned the face facebook account currently in circulation to save unsuspecting users from possible attacks.

According to the Director, Public affairs of the Commission, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde NCC deemed it necessary to alert members of the public that upon detecting the fake Facebook account with the name “Nigeria Communications Commission Official Website”, it found out that is fake and fraudulent capable of becoming a tool in the hands of criminals to cause harm to innocent people.

Adinde, said, “the NCC wishes to draw the attention of the general Public, especially telecoms consumers to a fraudulent and cloned Facebook profile account opened with a name similar to the Commission’s official name on the social media site.
”The Commission, upon detecting the fake Facebook account with the name “NIGERIA COMMUNICATION COMMISSION OFFICIAL WEBSITE”, deems it fit to inform members of the public that this account is fake and fraudulent.

”From our findings, the fake Facebook group account was created a year ago and has since amassed followership who, the Commission believes, must have inadvertently signed on to the site.

”The NCC states that this is a typical case of profile cloning, which represents a severe security issue in social media networks. It is often used to create a fake profile identical to an original one, for the purpose of misleading the unsuspecting general public.”

He advised the general public to always look out for the official and authentic Facebook account of the Commission as: “NIGERIAN COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION” with over 181,580 followers.

He further advised Nigerian citizens and all telecom consumers to beware of this fraudulent Facebook account as the NCC has no affiliation with it, saying, saying, ”A Cloned Facebook Account is meant to deceive and defraud unsuspecting members of the public.”

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