In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 11th, September, 2020

Alert! See New Techniques Fraudsters Are Utilizing To Defraud Nigerians

Alert! See New Tactics Fraudsters Are Using To Defraud Nigerians




Nigerian Communications Fee, NCC, has informed Nigerians to be vigilant as fraudsters have now devised a brand new means to defraud folks utilizing social media platforms.


The NCC, in a press release signed by Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, Director, Public Affairs, suggested telecom customers to be alert and cautious of the wiles of fraudsters so as to not fall sufferer to their antics.


The NCC stated that the most recent rip-off generally take the type of fraudulent telephone calls, often called vishing.


It defined that with this methodology, the the intention of the fraudster is to realize entry to the focused cunsumer’s private social media account or different id assets to perpetrate fraud.

“Vishing is a type of Phishing which is punishable beneath Part 32 of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention and so on.) Act of 2015,” NCC defined.


The Fee stated that these types of fraud which have develop into more and more well-liked, sometimes begins with a telephone name from fraudsters requesting the decision receiver to carry out a sure job for the caller.


It stated by doing this, the decision permits the caller (the fraudster) to swiftly takeover the social media account of a person or group.


NCC says it turns into necessary to publish the recording on-line to coach the Nigerians about how these rampaging fraudsters play methods on folks to defraud them.

“Kindly go to the Fee’s Twitter Handles (@ngcomcommission or @consumersncc) to take heed to the tape and different updates on this regard,” the fee suggested.

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NCC, nonetheless, assures telecom customers that each one the numbers used to hold out these fraudulent actions are beneath investigation and that thereafter, “acceptable actions will probably be taken in that regard as prescribed by related legal guidelines.”


NCC warned that telecom customers should not give out any details about their accounts to unknown individuals who pose as representatives of identified organisations.


“In an effort to be certain that telecom networks aren’t used to perpetrate crimes, the Fee appeals to all telecom customers to ahead complaints on suspected fraudulent calls to the Fee by our e mail at” the Fee stated.

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