The headquarters of the Nigerian Police Force has urged Nigerians to disregard unsolicited messages from imposters posing as agents of the Nigeria police.
These messages apparently requests citizens to dial a number to obtain information on general and specific security issues and encourages people to reach them in case of emergency as well as pass confidential information through them to the Nigeria Police.
Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, said in a statement "the Nigeria Police Force wishes to state categorically that it has neither commissioned any person or group of persons to receive distress calls or information on its behalf nor has it outsourced such duties to any organization".
The Top hierarchy of the police has also threatened to deal ruthlessly with those behind the impersonation and false messages.
It advised members of the public to refrain from relating with the organization or respond to GSM messages and other online publications emanating from the unnamed company.
The use of website and other online platforms have been used recently by suspected fraudsters to dupe unsuspecting Nigerians.
Read the statement by the police on their website by clicking here.
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