The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has warned the general public to be wary of the antics of scammers who lure people to open online accounts with them.
The warning, which was posted on the Commission’s Facebook, says: “Scammers are opening fake accounts and offering unbelievable discounts to lure people into giving huge amounts.
“Be wise, don’t be among the counts of people used for their cashouts.”
Speaking further about the development, the acting spokesperson of the anti- graft agency: Mr. Dele Oyewale,spoke to newsmen on the activities of the scammers.
He said, “It’s our routine public engagement campaign to alert members of the public about issues that may affect their finances. It’s to sensitize people about these scammers that open fake accounts to lure people.
“They will tell you to bring this and that so that they will give you a certain percentage and all those big things they offer.
“We are just alerting the public to be very careful not to lose their money on all these phantom promises.
“It is something that is all over town, so we have to continue enlightening people to be careful about where they put their money.”