Fraudsters use fake facebook page of a sitting governor to con unsuspecting undergraduate

He initially parted with an undisclosed amount of money, only to realise that the said account does not in anyway belong to the Governor.

Facebook fraudsters use fake account of popular Nigerians to con unsuspecting Nigerians. This time, the fake facebook page of a sitting governor was used to defraud an unsuspecting undergraduate.

That fateful day when the young undergraduate saw a Facebook friend request from the supposed Governor on his Facebook notification page, his heart was filled with joy. He was ecstatic, so he clicked and accepted the request. That became his worst night mare.

The Facebook fraudsters began to make financial demands on him, in the pretext that he was he was being helped to fast-track his employment in the said State Civil Service. He initially parted with an undisclosed amount of money, only to realise that the said account does not in any way belong to the Governor.

This is one of many harrowing experiences unsuspecting, innocent and hardworking Nigerians have had to go through in the hands of these heartless Advanced Fee Fraud guys.

For confidentiality purpose, the identities of the victims of these 419 schemes cannot be revealed. Another victim said he was receiving regular messages on his timeline, with updates of various projects the fake governor was embarking on in his state and also advised his Facebook followers to take advantage of the many jobs he has created in the state.

Unemployed youth who show interest, are given an email and phone number to send their resume to. Those who send their resumes are contacted and told that there are many job opportunities, but that they have to part with various sums of money, so that their applications can be fast-tracked due to the large number of applicants in their database.

The victim said that after sometime, he realised he was being conned after parting with an unspecified amount of money. Pulse is currently making efforts to track the Facebook page used for these nefarious acts. We will keep you posted.

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