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Scam Alert: EFCC warns Nigerians against fake phone calls from ‘Help Desk

*The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission clarifies the anti-graft regulatory Commission has no such desk, and any information supposedly emanating from the so-called ‘EFCC Help Desk’ is fake

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has cautioned Nigerian consumers to be wary of scam alert, especially relating to fake calls from the Commission’s help desk.

Wilson Uwujaren, Spokesman of EFCC, who issued this warning in a statement issued Tuesday, May 23, 2023, that the agency has no help desk, hence calls from such quarters are fake.

Uwujaren stated: “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.”

The statement also said: “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 becomes a victim of what is obviously a scam.”

The EFCC Spokesman, therefore, urged the public to be careful of fraudsters’ tricks, and cross-check any doubtful information with the Commission.

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