The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has discovered a spurious Facebook Account purporting to be that of the Commission.
The Management in a statement signed by the Director Public Affairs of NCC, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, said the commission has contacted Facebook Team to take down the fake account.
He said the fraudulent Facebook account with the name: “Nigerian Communications Commission – NCC – Info Zone” was opened by unidentified individuals, ostensibly to deceive and defraud unsuspecting members of the public.
“It is important to emphasize that the official and authentic Facebook account of the Commission is: “NIGERIAN COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION” with over 192,193 followers. The Commission strongly advises the general public and telecom consumers to beware of the cloned Facebook account, as NCC has no affiliation whatsoever with it.”
“This is a typical case of profile cloning often used to create a fake profile identical to an original one, for the purpose of misleading and defrauding unsuspecting general public.”
The management said it was in the course of its regular online surveillance aimed at protecting telecoms consumers and industry stakeholders, that the cloned site was discovered.