Ideally, social networking platform like facebook is meant for networking and social interaction, but in contrast, some fraudsters now use the platform to defraud innocent people.
This time, the target for the fraudsters is Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state. The scammers used his name and photographs to run a fake Facebook accounts.
The governor, who alerted the public through his special assistant on public communications and new media, Lere Olayinka, warned members of the public against falling victims of the fraudsters operating the fake account.
Olayinka, explained that the scammers do demand money via the fake Facebook platform in exchange for government contracts and employment.
“Few months ago, we alerted the public on a certain Dr A.U. Richard with Phone number: 08162404959, who is among the operators of the fake Facebook Accounts. As at today, the fraudsters are yet to desist from their nefarious activities, and we wish to warn members of the public not to relate with anyone claiming to be Governor Ayodele Fayose on Facebook'' he warned.
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He urged members of the public to contact 08034671763, if anyone demands money from them through any Facebook account with the name and photographs of Governor Ayodele Fayose or his wife.
“Do not be gullible. Do not fall victim of fraudsters. Governor Fayose does not have facebook account,’’ he warned.