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Scammers defrauding in the name of EFCC boss

07 April 2016, 20:26

Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has alerted members of the public to scammers impersonating the Acting Chairman of the agency, Ibrahim Magu and extorting money from victims.

The warning comes weeks after another devious attempt to defraud members of the public also in the name of Magu.

“A few weeks after the Commission raised the alarm over the activities of a syndicate which opened a facebook account in the name of the EFCC boss and began soliciting for friendship from prominent individuals and all manner of favours using the platform; another group has cloned the telephone numbers of the acting chairman,” Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC Spokesperson said.

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He said the latest group had been making calls to close contacts of the anti-graft executive and other prominent personalities demanding for huge sums of money using various pretexts.

“Members of the  public are hereby warned to disregard any call supposedly from the EFCC Chairman asking for payments to be made either to nominated proxies or accounts as such calls do not emanate from Ibrahim Magu,” said Uwujaren.

Member of the public are enjoined to report anyone claiming to be acting on behalf of the acting chairman or other officials of the EFCC at any of the Commission’s offices in Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt, Enugu, Kano, Gombe, Ibadan and Maiduguri or the nearest police station.

- CAJ News

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