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COVID-19 Scam Alert: Beware Of This Fake Text Message From FGNigeria

COVID-19 Scam Alert

Did you get a text message from FGNigeria saying you should dial *347*757# by 31/12/2020 or for inquiries contact 09020771145? Don’t call the number and don’t dial ussd code.

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Millions of people around the world have lost so much money to internet fraudsters amidst the coronavirus chaos, it seems the COVID-19 Scam are spreading nearly as fast as the virus itself.

Recall that in June this year, Hushpuppi and Woodbury reportedly stole over $35 million meant for unemployed beneficiaries in the United State of America.

As of December 16, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) had logged almost 276,000 consumer complaints related to COVID-19 and stimulus payments, two-thirds of them involving fraud or identity theft. Victims have reported losing $211.3 million, with a median loss of $326, AARP reported.

Fraudsters are sending out a new format — phishing emails, texts, bogus social media posts, robocalls, USSD code and more — offering financial relief to citizens and claiming to be from the federal government of Nigeria.

“The Federal Govt. is expanding the Cash Transfer program in response to COVID-19. To enroll, dial *347*757# by 31/12/2020. For inquiries call 09020771145”

We contacted MTN and they replied; “Y’ello! Thanks for stopping by, trust you are staying safe. Kindly be informed that the service is not from MTN.”

COVID-19 Scam Alert: Beware Of This Fake Text Message From FGNigeria

new covid 19 scam from FGNigeria

new covid 19 scam from FGNigeria

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