Crimes commission disowns scam alert

The  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,(EFCC) has disassociated itself from purported scam alert trending on social media, said to have emanated from the help desk of the commission and warned the public against the misinformation

Penpushing reports that, Head, Media and Publicity of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren in a statement, explained that for the avoidance of doubt, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has no such desk

‘The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to misinformation trending on the social media, of a Scam Alert which purportedly emanated from EFCC Help Desk Headquarters, Jabi-Abuja’,Uwujaren stated.

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‘For the avoidance of doubt, EFCC has no such desk and any information which supposedly emanated from the said EFCC HELP DESK, did not originate from the EFCC. The use of EFCC by the authors of the Scam Alert, smacks of sinister motives and it is important that the public is put on notice’,

Penpushing further reports that, the spokesman of the commission declared that the establishment will not be liable should anyone becomes a victim of what is obviously a scam, and urged the public to crosscheck any doubtful from the commission.

‘We urge the public to be circumspect and cross check any doubtful information with the Commission. The EFCC can be reached through the hotline: +2348093322644; or by  email : [email protected]. Messages can also be sent to the Commission’s verified social media platforms – Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. All share the same address: @officialefcc’, the statement emphasised.

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