The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has raised an alarm over the emergence of fake Twitter accounts being created in the name of its new Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa.
The commission said in a statement on Saturday by its spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, that three of the fake accounts have been attracting unsuspecting followers in droves.
The statement said that over 500 unsuspecting followers have been hoodwinked into following the accounts, as of Saturday.
It read in part, “Three of the fake accounts created in the last few days: @AbdurasheedBawa,@AbdulrBawa and@AbdulrashidBaw1; have been attracting followers in droves, believing they were dealing with the EFCC boss.
“At least, more than 500 unsuspecting Nigerians have been hoodwinked by the promoters of these fake platforms.
“The Commission wishes to state that these Twitter Accounts do not belong to Mr. Bawa, and should be disregarded.
“The EFCC called on Nigerians to disregard such accounts in the name of the new EFCC boss.”
The statement added that “The EFCC official Twitter handle remains, @officialefcc.”