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Nigerian Communications Commission debunks reports of Davido doing airtime and data giveaway

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Nigerian Communications Commission debunks reports of Davido doing airtime and data giveaway

The Nigerian Communications Fee (NCC) says it has found whereas endeavor on-line social listening that an ostensibly syndicated group is on the prowl to swindle unsuspecting members of the general public, notably thousands and thousands of Nigerian telecom shoppers, by capitalizing on the generosity of David Adedeji Adeleke, broadly generally known as Davido.

 

Over the weekend, Davido introduced he would donate N250 million to varied orphanage properties throughout Nigeria.

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Exploiting Davido’s benevolence, a gaggle of scammers rolled out an advertorial titled “Davido Airtime and Information Giveaway”, which went viral, claiming that Davido is “giving out free 5K Airtime and 10GB Web knowledge of All Networks” to have a good time his birthday. Within the advertorial, most of the people is urged to rush and get the present by clicking on the hyperlinks that supposedly redirect them to community websites, the place they are going to be credited with airtime and knowledge. This can be a rip-off.

 

The NCC in an announcement launched by its director of public affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, suggested ”teeming telecom shoppers to don’t have anything to do with the advert or any related bogus enticements”.

 

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”The adverts are what they’re – social engineering rip-offs designed to get folks’s MSISDN and different data that fraudsters can use later to defraud unsuspecting telecom shoppers and members of the general public.

For readability, the MSISDN is solely the complete cellphone variety of a cellphone, along with different protocol data. This quantity is exclusive and identifies subscribers/homeowners in a GSM or different cell networks. Due to this fact, it suffices to state that any unscrupulous particular person or unethical hacker can use the quantity and attendant protocol to undermine the privateness of the actual homeowners of the quantity by way of identification theft and different scams.

The NCC, subsequently, reiterates its earlier warning to telecom shoppers to be cautious and to not let their guards down. If a promo or a proposal appears too good to be true, then it’s seemingly unfaithful.

The Fee is not going to relaxation on its oars in empowering telecom shoppers with the requisite data and schooling to be able to shield them from cybercriminals decided to make use of the telecom platforms to perpetrate frauds.” the assertion learn

 

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