The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has warned against Internet fraudsters peddling phantom contracts.
In a statement by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, NNPC, Mr Ohi Alegbe, in Abuja, the NNPC said internet fraudsters had created a “ phony facebook account” for its new Group Managing Director, Dr. Emmanuel Kachikwu, to defraud unsuspecting Nigerians.
It stated that the facebook account, bearing the photograph and name of the group managing director (GMD), was created by some faceless internet fraudsters.
It added that the fraudsters were exploiting the personae and the office of the new GMD to defraud the public.
The statement explained that the fraudsters had been using the fake facebook page to send all manner of scam letters and phantom contract deals.
It added that the scammers were also using the same means for “cash solicitations to some highly placed contractors within and outside the oil and gas industry”.
It said the corporation would curb the menace by all means.
The group general manager urged the public to disregard the page purportedly belonging to the GMD of NNPC as he had no facebook account.