Following the recent launch of the digital currency, e-Naira by the Central Bank of Nigeria, the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA has cautioned Nigerians of cybercriminals who have now deployed means to scam and defraud people through a new frivolous scheme.
According to NITDA, the scheme, which the criminals perpetrate through Short Message Service (SMS) broadcast with links attached claims that; “Central Bank through the directives of the Finance Minister is disbursing 50 Billion e-naira currency to Citizens who are willing to register and get the e-naira wallet.
“The criminals try to get sensitive information such as National Identification Number, NIN and corresponding phone number via the link the aim to defraud unsuspecting victims.
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The agency hereby alerts the public to be wary of such schemes and adhere to the following; “Visit the only official website of the Government agencies to confirm the authenticity of any scheme.
Government scheme /grant applications and information are free.
Do not disclose your personal information and financial details.
Avoid checking unknown links.
NITDA alerts Nigerians on e-Naira scams