Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has warned cyber criminals to desist from impersonating her on social media by cloning or faking her accounts.
In a statement by the NIDCOM’s Head of Media and Public Relations Unit, Abdur-Rahman Balogun warned members of the public to be wary of such accounts as Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa has no Facebook accounts at all.
The statement reads “It has come to the attention of Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) that some fake ‘Facebook’ accounts have been opened again in her name.
“This disclaimer became imperative as a similar one issued on Nov. 8, 2016, on the same subject matter still subsists while the hackers are back in their nefarious business.
“It was also brought to our notice that the hackers over the years opened 22 different accounts of Facebook in Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa’s name with the aim of using the various accounts to dupe unsuspecting and innocent persons
“For the avoidance of doubts, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa has no single Facebook account”, the statement warned.
According to the statement, “Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa is always available and members of the public can reach her on: firstname.lastname@example.org or +2348174383962 on issues pertaining to her office.
“It must be noted that while Hon. Dabiri-Erewa has reported severally to Facebook, fake accounts keep popping up in her name wondering why it should be so easy to clone peoples’ identity.”
The statement added that the matter has been reported to the appropriate authorities.