By Ogechi Okorie
Abuja (Precise Post) – Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has urged the general public to beware of fake Twitter accounts masquerading as genuine Twitter handle of the Executive Chairman, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa.
The Commission which raised the alarm on Sunday in a statement signed by Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren urged public to note that the fake account include: @AbdurasheedBawa, @AbdulrBawa and @AbdulRashidBawa1.
According to the statement, one of the fake twitter handles: @AbdulRashidBaw1, which was created in February following the appointment of Bawa as EFCC Chair, has witnessed a steady stream of followers, an indication that many have been hoodwinked into believing they were dealing with the EFCC Chair.
“The Commission is alarmed that this prank by unscrupulous elements is unwittingly exposing suspecting citizens to potentially grievous manipulation by fraudsters.
Those following the fake twitter accounts are therefore doing so at their own risk, the statement said.
In the same vein, the Commission wishes to remind the promoters of the fake twitter accounts that their actions amount to impersonation or identity theft which is a criminal offence under the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc.,) Act 2015.
They are warned to desist or risk the full wrath of the law.