The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has drawn public attention to a fraudulent LinkedIn Account impersonating the person, and office of the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta.
The account was obviously created by some unscrupulous and criminal elements with a view to defrauding unsuspecting members of the public and users of social media who may think that such an account belongs to the EVC of NCC.
A statement signed by the Director Public Affairs of the NCC notes that or the EVC Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has no LinkedIn Account. Therefore, any such account found on social media or any other platform, therefore purporting to belong to the EVC of NCC, is fake.
It states that the NCC is working with appropriate security agencies to investigate the source of the fraudulent act with a view to nipping it to the bud and urged members of the public and stakeholders to be cautious, and vigilant, while on social media platforms, or any other cyberspace.
It states that the Commission has a presence on the Internet with the official website (www.ncc.gov.ng), and key social media platforms adding that all information about the activities, programmes and reports are verifiable on NCC website and on NCC verified social media handles.
It also encourage everyone to follow their official social media accounts for credible updates and announcements, and advised members of the public to be carefully guided when accessing or using information from social media.