NCC addresses fraudulent messages via social media

NCC addresses fraudulent messages via social media

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) took to social media this afternoon to address circulating messages informing subscribers they had won NGN1 million (US$6,250) during the SIM registration exercise.

In a message posted on its Facebook page, the NCC said the commission had not sent the messages and described them as fraudulent.

“This message is NOT from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) or any of our branch offices nation wide. Ignore this message. This is a fraudulent message. IT IS NOT FROM THE NIGERIAN COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (NCC),” the commission posted on its Facebook page.

In the message being circulated, fraudsters said 25 winners had been selected and would be given NGN1 million. They enjoined recipients of the message to call a designated number for further instructions.

“You are among the 25 beneficiaries who won 1 million Naira on the just concluded SIM card registration exercise, for more inquiries contact 08116218054 – NCC LAGOS,” the message read.

The commission has therefore advised recipients to disregard the message.

Meanwhile, the NCC  has commissioned an Advanced Digital Access Programme for Tertiary Institutions (ADAPTI) and Digital Awareness Project (DAP) at Ogbaru High School, Ogbakuba, and Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Atani Campus, both in Anambra State.

The commissioned projects according to the commission were funded by the Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF).

“These projects are funded by the Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF) and are aimed at providing assistance to students in various institutions around the country through the provision of Computer Units and Internet facilities,” the NCC said.

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