The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has alerted stakeholders in the telecom space and indeed all telecom subscribers of spurious Facebook Account purporting to be that of the Commission.
The telecom regulator says it discovered the cloned Facebook page in the course of its regular online surveillance aimed at protecting telecoms consumers and industry stakeholders.
In a statement signed by its Director of Public Affairs, Dr. Iechkwu Adinde, NCC said it has since contacted Facebook Team to take down the fake account.
The statement noted that the fraudulent Facebook account with the name: “Nigerian Communications Commission – NCC – Info Zone” was opened by unidentified individuals, ostensibly to deceive and defraud unsuspecting members of the public, some of whom may have inadvertently signed on to the fake Facebook account.
It emphasized that the official, authentic and verified Facebook account of the Commission is: “NIGERIAN COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION” with over 192,193 followers, advising the general public and telecom consumers to beware of this cloned Facebook account, as the NCC has no affiliation whatsoever with it.
“This is a typical case of profile cloning often used to create a fake profile identical to an original one, for the purpose of misleading and defrauding the unsuspecting general public.
“Members of the public are advised to disregard the Facebook Page and its contents in their entirety.
“The NCC, as a responsible organisation, will continue to take measures towards protecting telecoms consumers and industry stakeholders,” the statement added.