The Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN) has called attention of Nigerians, both at home and in the diaspora to the activities of scammers and fraudsters, on and offlines, masquerading as its agents, following the formal launch of the eNaira on Monday. 

The apex regulator therefore cautioned all stakeholders against what it described as criminal and illegal activities of some individuals and a fraudulent twitter handle, @enaira_cbdc purported to belong to the CBN.

The impostor Twitter handle and the fraudulent persons behind it have a known mode of operation. They allegedly post messages related to the eNaira with the intent of swindling unsuspecting Nigerians.

They claim, among others falsities that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), is disbursing the sum of 50 Billion eNaira value. They then send an unprotected link and encourage unsuspecting users to click on them.Once done, the fraudsters remotely gain access to their devices and either hack their social media or empty their bank accounts.

The CBN therefore warns the public to desist from dealing with people outside of their banks and their confirmed staffs when applying to obtain eNaira swallets. 

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