By; AMOS TAUNA, Kaduna
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has advised Nigerians against the activities of what it called “some unscrupulous elements” through a fake EFCC Help Desk issuing a scam alert.
The scam alert, according to the commission, could be in the form of fake calls purported to be from its help desk.
Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, the commission’s spokesperson, in a statement in Abuja, explained that the ‘Scam Alert’ trending on social media is fake.
He clarified that for the avoidance of doubt, EFCC has no such desk, saying that any information which supposedly emanated from the said EFCC help desk did not originate from the EFCC.
The spokesman added that the use of EFCC by the authors of the Scam Alert smacks of sinister motives.
“It is important that the public is put on notice, as the commission will not be liable should anyone become a victim of what is obviously a scam,” he emphasized.
The commission, according to the statement advised the public to be cautious and verify any questionable information with them.