Abike Dabiri-Erewa the senior special assistant to President Buhari on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, has raised alarm over many fake Facebook accounts opened in her name by some fraudsters.
While speaking on Tuesday, November 8, in Abuja Mrs Dabiri explained that the fraudsters had created phony accounts in her name on Facebook to defraud unsuspecting people.
Abdur-Rahman Balogun her special assistant on media revealed this in a statement on her behalf and warned members of the public to be wary of such accounts stressing that Mrs. Dabiri-Erewa had no account with Facebook.
She further revealed that the fraudsters had opened 11 different Facebook accounts using them to send all manners of scam letters to dupe unsuspecting Nigerians.
Balogun revealed that Mrs Dabiri was always available and members of the public could reach her on: firstname.lastname@example.org on issues pertaining to her office.
While noting that she had reported the issue several times to Facebook, she urged online platform to look into such easy methods of cloning peoples’ identity.
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“The issue is already being handled by the security agencies to track down those behind creation of these fake accounts,” she concluded.
Below are some of the fake Facebook accounts:
1. Abike Dabiri Erewa, a Facebook page with 7,025 likes.
2. Abike Dabiri-Erewa (official) which is a Facebook personal account
3. Abike Dabiri a personality page with 1,766 likes
4. ABIKE DABIRI - A LEADER OF A UNIQUE KIND, a Facebook page with 16,049 likes. And so on.
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