Senator cautions against social media impostors

He said the criminals are especially operating a fake LinkedIn accounts in his name and promising their victims jobs in exchange for money.

Senator Gbenga Ashafa

Senator Gbenga Ashafa, representing the Lagos East Senatorial Constituency, has cautioned unsuspecting Nigerians against social media impostors using his identity for scam.

He disclosed this through is official Twitter and Facebook accounts on Monday, December 14. He said they are perpetrating the crime through private messages.

He wrote on his Facebook page: “It has come to my attention that a LinkedIn account purporting to be mine has been committing fraud in my name. The account in question has been sending private messages to unsuspecting people, promising them jobs.

“I can assure you that my humble self has never or will never deceive or deprive people of their hard-earned money under false pretenses. While steps are taken to get the account closed & the perpetrators brought to book, note my only LinkedIn account is .

“Any other account is fake and the operators should be treated as fruadsters.”

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