The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has alerted the public against a number of Facebook groups and accounts purportedly belonging to its Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, as being fake.
The Commission’s Head of Media and Publicity, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement today, exposed the fake Bawa Facebook accounts. They are: ABDULRASHEED BAWA. (EFCC CHAIRMAN) Public group, EFCC-BOSS Abdulrasheed, bawa 1, @abdulrasheed bawa, @Abdulrasheed Yahaya Bawa and @ Abdulrasheed Bawa.
According to Uwujaren, the impostors behind the fake accounts are bent on deceiving unsuspecting Nigerians into believing that they are genuine Facebook accounts of the EFCC boss.
“There are several fake social media accounts supposedly belonging to the EFCC chairman and despite repeated disclaimers, the figures behind the identity theft are unrelenting”, the statement read.
To foreclose further cloning of Bawa’s Facebook account, Uwujaren continued, the Commission is constrained to make public, the personal Facebook account of the EFCC chair.
He emphasized that Bawa has one Facebook account which is, @AbdulRasheed Bawa
Uwujaren therefore warned members of the public to treat any other account supposedly belonging to the EFCC chairman as fake, and stop further dealings with such platforms, adding that they should be guided and avoid the risk of falling victim to scammers.