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NCC warns telecoms subscribers against fraudsters

09 May 2014, 15:23

Lagos – The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has cautioned telecommunication subscribers against falling victims to the hoax of fraudsters.

Tony Ojobo, the Director of Public Affairs of the NCC said some telecommunication subscribers responded to messages by fraudsters that they had won promos which they never participated in.

He said that the attention of the NCC had been drawn to several of such illegal and unsolicited text messages being fraudulently circulated to subscribers.

The director said that some of the text messages, which they alleged to have supposedly emanated from the commission, were meant to entice consumers to part with their money.

“We have taken some pages in the media to indicate that the NCC is not running any such promos and every promo is an invitation to trick subscribers.

“It is also important to warn telecommunication consumers who did not participate in any lottery not to expect to win monies or prizes.

"If you know that you have not played any lottery and they say you have won something, why would you want to fall for that kind of trick?'' he wondered.

Ojobo urged telecom subscribers who received any such messages to endeavour to verify the authenticity of the texts.

He added that the business of the NCC was to regulate the telecommunication sector and not to engage in promos.

-   NAN

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