The Nigerian Communications Commission has warned Nigerians not to fall victim of a fake website asking Nigerians to apply for a free Internet bundle and covid-19 donations.
In a report from Punch, the website which was identified as https://covid-19-fg-grant.blogspot.com/?=1, was asking Nigerians to apply for a free Internet bundle, claiming it was being given by the Nigerian government in collaboration with NCC.
While warning telecoms consumers, it was discovered that the website asked Nigerians to apply for free Internet by clicking a web link, which automatically led to a webpage with a dialogue box where they were expected to fill in their bio data and other demographics.
Tin response to this development, the commission said, “NCC wishes to state categorically that neither the Nigerian government nor the commission has issued such a message to Nigerian citizens.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning has denied circulating a letter calling for donations to fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
In the letter titled, the ministry said, ‘Donations so far for the fight against COVID-19 in Nigeria’ with reference number FMF/HMF/S-EFFE-REC/2020/1 and dated March 28, 2020 was fake and an attempt to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.
According to the the ministry, the statement was issued by the Special Adviser, Media and Communications to the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Yunusa Abdullahi.