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EFCC Warn Nigerians Against Fake Coronavirus Cures, False Donations

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has warned the members of the public against unsupported claims of fraudulent operators advertising cures and treatments of the dreaded Coronavirus in Nigeria.

Mr Magu’s warning was contained in a statement signed by Mr Tony Orilade, Acting Spokesperson of the Commission in Abuja on Wednesday.

He said there was need for patriotic Nigerians to be wary of fake Coronavirus “Do-it-yourself” tests and shun any fraudulent charity offering guidelines on donations to the public.

The Acting EFCC Chairman particularly warned against use of unwanted mobile applications from untrusted sources and fake multi-level marketing schemes with mouth- watering returns online.

In his words: “The Federal Government has rolled out account details of accredited banks through which donations can be made.

“Please note that any other guideline for donations is fraudulent and should be ignored.

“Besides, members of the public should be cautious of online investment involving various money-doubling schemes.

“We are tracking all those fraudulent operators and we wish to assure Nigerians that we will bring them and their sponsors to book,” he said.

The statement also quoted the EFCC boss as advising Nigerians against illegal “Robo Calls”.

According to him, such calls are meant to scam and steal the banking details of their victims.

“Don’t press any number required by any illegal Robo Call. The recording machine might require you to press a number for you to speak with an operator.

“ This is fraudulent. Don’t press such a number,” he warned.

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