The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has raised the alarm a cloned Facebook profile account of the Commission opened with a name similar to the Commission’s official name on the social media site.
The Commission, in a statement warned unsuspecting Nigerians of the development about the fake Facebook account with the name “NIGERIA COMMUNICATION COMMISSION OFFICIAL WEBSITE”,
“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 said.
The NCC stated further the account that is a typical case of profile cloning, which represents a severe security issue in social media networks adding that it is often used to create a fake profile identical to an original one, for the purpose of misleading the unsuspecting general public.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the official and authentic Facebook account of the Commission is: “NIGERIAN COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION” with over 181,580 followers”, the statement said.
The Commission strongly advised Nigerian citizens and all telecom consumers to beware of the fraudulent Facebook account as the NCC has no affiliation with it.
It is what it is: A CLONED FACEBOOK ACCOUNT, meant to deceive and defraud unsuspecting members of the public.