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Scam Alert: Alake disclaims phone number on fake social media account

*Dr. Oladele Alake, Minister for Solid Minerals Development, disowns a phone number being used by a scammer, purporting to be his own on WhatsApp, a popular social media platform

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

Dr. Oladele Alake, Honourable Minister for Solid Minerals Development, says his attention has been drawn to a phone number being used by a scammer, purporting to be his on WhatsApp, a popular social media platform.

Reacting to the development, Segun Tomori, Special Assistant to the Minister on Media, in a statement Wednesday, June 26, 2024, said the fraudster operating with the contact number +234 707 743 7582, bearing the image of Dr. Alake, “is not associated with the minister, his aides, or anyone in the Minister’s office.”

The statement noted: “This is the handiwork of an impostor. The Minister urges the public to disregard any correspondence or communication supposedly from him through the said contact number.”

“This serves as a disclaimer while we work with the security agencies to identify the culprit and bring upon him the full weight of the law,” Tomori stated.

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