By Lucky Uwakina (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has drawn the public’s attention, particularly telecoms clients, to the existence of a fake Facebook profile account created with a name similar to the Commission’s official name on the social media site.
Dr. Ikechukuw Adinde, Director, Public Affairs of the Commission, announced this via a statement, in which the commission stated that the profile cloning was a serious security matter in social media networks, urging Nigerians and all telecom consumers to take note of the fake Facebook account.
According to the statement: “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 said.
“It is often used to create a fake profile identical to an original one, for the purpose of misleading the unsuspecting general public,” it added.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the official and authentic Facebook account of the Commission is: “NIGERIAN COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION” with over 181,580 followers.”
“It is what it is: A CLONED FACEBOOK ACCOUNT, meant to deceive and defraud unsuspecting members of the public.”