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NCC Alerts Public on Cloned Facebook Account

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The management of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has alerted the public, especially telecoms consumers to a fraudulent and cloned Facebook profile account opened with a name similar to NCC’s official title on the social media site.

The Commission, upon detecting the fake Facebook account with the name “Nigeria Communication Commission official website”, had informed members of the public that the account is fake and fraudulent.

“From our findings, the fake Facebook group account was created a year ago and has since amassed followership who, the Commission believes, must have inadvertently signed on to the site.

“The NCC states that this is a typical case of profile cloning, which represents a severe security issue in social media networks. It is often used to create a fake profile identical to an original one, for the purpose of misleading the unsuspecting general public”, a statement signed by the Director Public Affairs of the Commission, Dr Ikechukuw Adinde said.

The Commission added that for the official and authentic Facebook account of the NCC remains “Nigerian Communications Commission and it has over 181,580 followers. The Commission strongly advises Nigerian citizens and all telecom consumers to beware of this fraudulent Facebook account as the NCC has no affiliation with it.

“It is what it is a cloned Facebook account and it is meant to deceive and defraud unsuspecting members of the public”, it said.

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