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Beware Of ‘Scam Alert’, EFCC Warns Public



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has warned the public against a ‘scam alert‘ which purportedly emanated from EFCC Help Desk.

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The commission issued the warning in a statement signed by its Spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, and posted on its Twitter handle on Tuesday.

The statement titled ‘Beware of Scam Alert’, partly read, “The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to a Scam Alert, trending in the social media, which purportedly emanated from EFCC Help Desk Headquarters, Jabi-Abuja.

“For the avoidance of doubt, EFCC has no such desk, and any information which supposedly emanated from the said EFCC HELP DESK did not originate from the EFCC.

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“The use of EFCC by the authors of the Scam Alert smacks of sinister motives and it is important that the public is put on notice, as the Commission will not be liable should anyone become a victim of what is obviously a scam.

“We urge the public to be circumspect and cross-check any doubtful information with the Commission.”

The anti-graft agency also gave out channels through which the public can reach the commission.

“The EFCC can be reached through the hotline: +2348093322644; or by email: [email protected].

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“Messages can also be sent to the Commission’s verified social media platforms – Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. All share the same address: @officialefcc.”

Meanwhile, Kanyi Daily reported that the Adamawa State Police Command says it has arrested two Kuje Prison Escapees, 37-year-old Atiku Ibrahim, and 40-year-old Adamu Ibrahim.

The duo was said to have escaped from the Kuje Correctional Centre in Abuja during the 2022 attack on the prison facility.

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