The Nigerian communications commission, NCC has advised members of the public to disregard a Facebook Page purporting to be that of the organisation and its contents in their entirety.
In a statement signed by the Director Public Affairs in NCC , Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, the NCC in the course of its regular online surveillance aimed at protecting telecoms consumers and industry stakeholders discovered a spurious Facebook Account purporting to be that of the Commission and has since contacted Facebook Team to take down the fake account.
It states that the fraudulent Facebook account with the name: “Nigerian Communications Commission – NCC – Info Zone” was opened by unidentified individuals, ostensibly to deceive and defraud unsuspecting members of the public, some of whom, as NCC believed, may have inadvertently signed on to the fake Facebook account.
It states that that the official, authentic and verified Facebook account of the Commission is: “NIGERIAN COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION” with over 192,193 followers and the Commission strongly advises the general public and telecom consumers to beware of this cloned Facebook account, as the NCC has no affiliation whatsoever with it.
Adding that it is a typical case of profile cloning often used to create a fake profile identical to an original one, for the purpose of misleading and defrauding the unsuspecting general public.
And the NCC, as a responsible organisation, will continue to take measures towards protecting telecoms consumers and industry stakeholders.