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  • Updated: May 18, 2023

NCC Cautions Traders Against Receiving Fraudulent Phone Calls

Traders and other members of the public have been warned to beware of various online tactics aimed at defrauding them.

The warning was given by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

The Commission made these disclosures during its telecom consumers sensitization programme themed; “Shine Your Eyes- No Fall Mugu” held on Thursday in Ibadan.

The event which was held at Araromi spare parts market had market leaders, NCC officials and representatives of telecoms providers, security agencies and journalists in attendance.

The Head of Consumer Affairs Bureau of NCC, Banji Ojo, while addressing the traders said that there are many ways people can be defrauded online or through telephone conversations.

He advised the traders to be wary of applications they downland and people they communicate with online.

He noted that the sensitisation became necessary given the various cases of fraudulent activities aimed at defrauding members of the public online by hackers and fraudsters.

“There are many ways to defraud you online. Do not open applications you don’t know. Do not give your password to anyone, even your children.

“It is dangerous to share your information with someone you don’t trust online.

"That is why we are saying that open your eyes and shine your face. No bank will call you to ask you to reveal your bank details on the phone."

The President of the Ibadan Motor Parts Dealers Association, Olanrewaju Maruf Ishola in his remarks, thanked the commission for bringing such an educative program to the market.

“This program is very important. As you can see, our people came out in their numbers to attend. They have listened and have learnt a lot.

“We love the program. It is very helpful. We want to thank the NCC for bringing it to our doorstep. We look forward to having more programs of this kind.”

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