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Nigerian Commission warns consumers against cybercriminals, passport racketeers in SA

*The Nigerian High Commission in Johannesburg, in South Africa, has vowed to remain vigilant against all forms of cybercriminal activities, including any fake Web site for the West African country’s passport applications

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

Sequel to the reported red flag on a fake Web site for Nigerian passport applications raised by the Nigerian Embassy in New York, United States (US) recently, the Nigerian High Commission, in Johannesburg, South Africa (SA), has vowed to remain vigilant against all forms of cybercriminal activities, including the fake Web site for the country’s passport applications.

ConsumerConnect gathered Mr. Abdukmalik Ahmed, Consul-General of Nigeria to South Africa, stated this in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria Saturday, September 11, 2021.

The country’s Consul-General to SA observed that a red flag on a fake Web site for passport applications had been raised by the Nigerian mission in New York, and promised to be on guard against any such occurrence in Johannesburg.

Ahmed stated: “We are surprised with the development as indicated by our sister Mission in New York. Happily, we have not noticed any such thing in Johannesburg.

“All the same, the mission remains vigilant to uncover such untoward activities by cyber criminals.”

The Nigerian community in South Africa comprises 70,000 members, under the auspices of several myriad organisations that include the Nigerian Doctors’ Forum, Nigerian Citizens’ Association, as well as the Association of Nigerian Nurses, report said.

Others include, Nigerian Muslim Jammah, Nze Na Ozo, Niger Delta Association, Nigeria Union of Travel and Immigration practitioners, Nigerian Lives Matter, Akwa Ibom Indigenes and the Nigerian Women Association.

There are also the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Association of Yorubas in Diaspora, Nigerian Pastors’ Association, Nigerian Christian Association and the Asalatu Nobiyu Muslim Community.

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