COVID-19: EFCC exposes scams, gives security tips


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has revealed types of scams being adopted by fraudsters as Nigeria battles COVID-19.

EFCC spokesperson, Tony Orilade, in a statement on Monday, quoted Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, as appealing to Nigerians to ignore offers received on their phones or email addresses.

Magu explained that online links requesting personal information and bank details were fraudulent.

“These services included ‘Do-It-Yourself’ COVID-19 tests; subscription to either Netflix, Hulu, DSTV, Government Intervention/Grant of N30,000; and other tricky offers.

“Some are coming in the form of links that offer free data or requests for the Bank Verification Number (BVN) and account details of their victims.

“They often assure victims that they will be…



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