Ministry wary of 419 fraud schemes
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Nigerian Ministry of Budget and National Planning has alerted the public to false messages suggesting Minister Udoma Udo Udoma was calling on individuals and companies to apply for the N5 million Small and Medium Scale business loans.
The messages are said to be posted on Facebook.
The Ministry warned such messages were fraudulent.
“It is a clear 419 message from criminal scammers who are dubiously defrauding the unsuspecting public,” said Charles Dafe, Ministry spokesperson.
Nigerians have thus advised that Government has formal communication channels it utilises to appropriately communicate to the public for policies requiring mass public participation such as announcements in television and radio placed advertisements in national dailies.
“Government is intensifying effort to arrest and deal decisively with these fraudsters whom are blinded to the fact that the present administration has zero tolerance for such characters. The public is hereby advised to disregard such message and be wary of the activities of 419 scammers,” Dafe said.
– CAJ News
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