The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC has warned Nigerians against taking seriously the fake LinkedIn account impersonating the Executive Vice Chairman, EVC of the Commission, Prof Umar Danbatta on the social media.
The Commission said Danbatta does not have a LinkedIn account and any such account found on social media or any other platform, purporting to belong to the EVC of NCC, is fake.
The Commission said: “The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) wishes to draw public attention to a fraudulent LinkedIn Account impersonating the person, and office of the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC), Prof. Umar Danbatta.
“The account was obviously created by some unscrupulous and criminal elements with a view to defrauding unsuspecting members of the public and users of social media who may think that such an account belongs to the EVC of NCC.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the EVC/CEO of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has no LinkedIn Account. Therefore, any such account found on social media or any other platform, purporting to belong to the EVC of NCC, is fake!
“We are working with appropriate security agencies to investigate the source of this fraudulent act with a view to nipping it to the bud.
NCC added: “Members of the public are advised to be carefully guided when accessing or using information from social media.”