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ALERT: NCC warns on cloned Facebook account - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has alerted the general public over the cloned Facebook account purportedly belonging to the commission, describing it as fraudulent, reports ITREALMS
According to the Director, Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, “NCC wishes to draw the attention of the general Public, especially telecoms consumers to a fraudulent and cloned Facebook profile account opened with a name similar to the Commission’s official name on the social media site.”
He also told 
ITREALMS that NCC upon detecting the fake Facebook account with the name “Nigeria Communication Commission Official Website” deems it fit to inform members of the public that this account is fake and fraudulent. 

The fake Facebook account, 
ITREALMS gathered, was created a year ago and has since amassed followership who, the Commission believes, must have inadvertently signed on to the site.

NCC spokesman further said 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,” he said.

In addition, he said, “For the avoidance of doubt, the official and authentic Facebook account of the Commission is: “NIGERIAN COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION” with over 181,580 followers.” The Commission, therefore, strongly advised Nigerian citizens and all telecom consumers to beware of this fraudulent Facebook account as the NCC has no affiliation with it.

Chuks Egbune/Editor

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