The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has announced that fake Twitter accounts of the Executive Chairman, Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa, have been created by some criminal elements.
The scammers have been warned to stop forthwith or risk the full wrath of the law.
Some of the fake Twitter accounts include: @AbdurasheedBawa, @AbdulrBawa and @AbdulRashidBawa1, Wilson Uwujaren, Head, Media and Publicity announced in a statement emailed to Persecondnews.
One of the fake twitter handles: @AbdulRashidBaw1, which was created in February following the appointment of Bawa as EFCC Chair, has witnessed a steady stream of followers, an indication that many have been hoodwinked into believing they were dealing with the EFCC Chair.
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The commission said the fraudulent acts are unwittingly exposing suspecting citizens to potentially grievous manipulation by fraudsters.
The statement added:”Against this background, it is imperative to again warn that, these Twitter accounts are fake and have no link whatsoever with Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa, Executive Chairman (EFCC).
“Those following the fake twitter accounts are therefore doing so at their own risk.
“In the same vein, the Commission wishes to remind the promoters of the fake twitter accounts that their actions amount to impersonation or identity theft which is a criminal offence under the Cybercrime (Prohibition , Prevention, Etc.,) Act 2015.”