The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has called on the public to be wary of fraudulent messages currently making the rounds during this lockdown.
In a statement on Thursday, the commission identified the fake website as:
saying it was asking Nigerians to apply for a free Internet bundle, claiming it was being given by the Nigerian government in collaboration with NCC.
Another fraudulent website text/link is:
–*Urgent, in support of all Nigerians 🇳🇬*
Obtain N4000 Balance credit and 1000GB Free Internet from here:
And as usual, most Nigerians have not just being clicking on the website, but have also been sharing it with others.
These website’s ask Nigerians to apply for free Internet by clicking a web link, which leads to a webpage with a dialogue box where they were requested to fill in their bio data and other information.
The commission said, “NCC wishes to state categorically that neither the Nigerian government nor the commission has issued such a message to Nigerian citizens.”
In a similar development, the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning has denied issuing a letter calling for donations to fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
The ministry said the letter titled;
‘Donations so far for the fight against COVID-19 in Nigeria’ with reference number FMF/HMF/S-EFFE-REC/2020/1′
and dated March 28, 2020, was fake and an attempt to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.