Scam Alert: NSCDC FCT Commandant Alerts Nigerians of Fake Facebook Page in his Name by Fraudsters

The FCT Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Olusola Odumosu, has alerted Nigerians to be wary of a Fake Facebook account opened by fraudsters in his name.

In a press statement signed by the CDPRO, FCT Command, ASCI Okomanyi Comfort, the unauthorised and fraudulent  Facebook account which was opened by impostors immediately after the Commandant took over as the FCT Commandant on August 15, 2023, has since been used to defraud unsuspecting individuals, friends, families, colleagues and associates of the Commandant. 

She noted that at the time of filing this report, the fraudster had added over two thousand, five hundred (2500) persons as friends to the fake Facebook account. 

She said reliable information gathered revealed that the impostor disguises as the FCT Commandant by randomly picking his pictures online, posting and updating the Facebook page to make people believe that the account is being operated by him.

"The conman was reported to have been engaging unsuspecting victims, especially personnel of the NSCDC in conversation and chats via Facebook messenger, promising to assist them with foreign training to Canada where they will be paid in dollars, as well as other juicy offers if they pay a certain amount of money as incentive to the Commandant. 

"The victims were further referred to contact one unknown and non-existent Deputy Commandant of Corps, DCC Benson Odoh, for proper documentation and processing of the overseas training after the payment of N6000 as recharge card money.

"The Public are hereby seriously warned not to fall victim to these criminals, masquerading as the FCT Commandant on social media to defraud them.

"The public should please note that the Facebook account is Fake and not opened by the FCT Commandant. Therefore, anyone being added is advised to henceforth, report the page to Facebook as a fraudulent account and thereafter unfriend him by existing the page," she stressed

She advised that nobody should give any amount of money or any form of inducement for whatever favour or assistance the fraudster may be claiming to offer.

"We, therefore wish to appeal to well-meaning Nigerians or anyone with useful information about the identity of the individual behind the fraudulent Facebook account to approach the FCT Command or send a message anonymously to unmask the impostor. 

"The FCT Commandant is a man of principle and integrity who is committed to his constitutional assignments and the accomplishment of the Corps mandates in FCT and therefore could not have been linked to such sharp practices," she added

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