The marketing campaign Secretary steered Nigerians to forget about messages asking them to pay N18,500 to get right of entry to the fund.
The Secretary of the Presidential Campaign Council of All Progressives Congress (APC), James Faleke, has requested Nigerians to forget about messages from his Facebook account hard cash from other people.
Mr Faleke, a member of the House of Representatives, representing Ikeja Federal Constituency, in a observation on Thursday, stated his Facebook account used to be hacked and cybercriminals are the use of it to call for cash from other people.
The lawmaker disowned the perpetrators of the crime, who’re asking unsuspecting Nigerians to pay the sum of N18, 500 to get right of entry to the empowerment fund from the PCC.
He stated: “I’ve been inundated with studies from a number of Nigerians concerning the actions of a few unscrupulous parts who hacked my legitimate Facebook account, to extort unsuspecting Nigerians.
“According to them, those folks asked that the intending beneficiaries will have to pay the sum of N18,500 into a chosen account.
“One of the individuals behind this fraud is also sending messages to unsuspecting victims using the name of a certain Dr Lukman Johnny with phone number 08147136835, and who is said to be a staff of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture in Abuja,” he stated.
Mr Faleke shared a pattern of the message which reads; “Dr Lukman Johnny on 08147136835 tell him I directed you. He is the director in charge of the empowerment fund in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture here in Abuja, he will guide you on what to do.”
He stated there’s no empowerment scheme via the APC marketing campaign council that calls for beneficiaries to pay any cash.
“I, due to this fact, need to placed on file that It’s not that i am conscious about any empowerment fund being allotted or dispensed to someone or workforce of individuals via Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, or on my own.
“At no given time did I start up this type of scheme and won’t subscribe to any type of doubtful actions of fraudsters.
“While I urge Nigerians not to subscribe to the antics of these criminals, I also wish to appeal to all and sundry to track and report the activities of the criminals to relevant security agencies near them and ensure that they are apprehended and prosecuted,” Mr Faleke stated.
Author: Premium Times