‘Don’t fall victim of Facebook scammers using Fashola’s name’
THE immediate past governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, (SAN) has, once again, dissociated himself from a Facebook scam whereby some unscrupulous persons use his photographs and ascribe fictitious statements to him on fake Facebook accounts aimed at defrauding innocent people.
The call became necessary, for the umpteenth time, in view of the activities of scammers, who have been issuing out series of Facebook comments and information in his name with the intention of duping unsuspecting members of the public.
A statement by Fashola’s Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Hakeem Bello, stated that the conmen have, through Facebook, been urging unsuspecting people to apply for some government facilities or utilities meant to benefit the public but to which some agencies of government have been given the responsibility to manage.
One of such information titled: “Disbursement of subsidy dividend (SURE-P)” purported to have been issued by the former governor is informing “citizens that subsidy proceed is available for Agro and commercial business,” and asking them to “apply for soft loan with no collateral, zero per cent interest rate and flexible terms.”
While advising members of the public to always clarify with the appropriate agencies of government at all levels before engaging in any dealings with people purportedly working for them, the statement urged people to report to the law enforcement agencies so that those involved in the nefarious act can be made to face the wrath of the law.
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