Fraudsters have cloned the phone number of Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, and are using it to defraud people.
Raising the alarm yesterday, the anti-graft agency warned members of the public to be beware of the suspects and disregard calls supposedly from Magu, asking for payments into bank accounts or nominated proxies.
According to a statement by spokesman for EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, the fraudsters had successfully impersonated Magu and extorted huge sums of money from members of the public, as well as other prominent personalities.
In the statement, it was revealed that these scammers have used a Facebook account in the name of the EFCC boos to solicit for friendship from prominent individuals, asking for all manner of favours.
It read in part:“For the avoidance of doubt, the EFCC Chairman, indeed all officials of the agency, do not solicit for, nor accept payments or gratification from persons or organisations under any guise.’’
Member’s of the public have been enjoined to report anyone claiming to be acting on behalf of the Commission’s acting chairman or other officials at any of its offices in the country or the nearest police station.
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