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Scammers target Kaduna Governor-elect

07 May 2015, 20:23

Kaduna - Hotmail, the web-based email service, has been alerted of fraudsters using the name of Kaduna State Governor-elect, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, to defraud the public.

El-Rufai’s spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the development, saying the issue had also been reported to police.

“The case has been reported to Hotmail and the relevant law enforcement agencies for further necessary action,” said Aruwan.

According to the spokesperson, was operating under the accounts, nelrufai@hotmail.com claiming to be Governor-elect.

The suspect/s sent scam messages, asking people to remit N150 000 to a Mainstreet Bank account.

Also read: Suspected financial scammer arrested in Enugu

“This is not only theft of identity but a case of fraud, impersonation and total misrepresentation of the person of the Kaduna State Governor-elect, Malam Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai. We are by this notice calling on the general public to disregard any electronic message and others received in this regard. It is criminal and not from the person of the governor-elect,”
said Aruwan.

He said the public should not only disregard fraudster(s) impersonating el-Rufai but report them to security agencies or alert the office of the governor-elect for prompt action onward prosecution.

“This is a clear case of impersonation as the governor-elect will never ask anyone for money in this way. Anyone that receives this kind of email request should know it is not from el-Rufai but fraudulent elements.”

- CAJ News


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