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Scam Alert: EFCC speaks on ‘Help Desk’



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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has raised alarm over misleading information that is purportedly been disseminated by its ‘Help Desk’.

In a statement by Wilson Uwujaren, the anti-graft agency’s spokesperson, information by the ‘Help Desk’ should be disregarded.

“The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to misinformation trending on the social media, of a Scam Alert which purportedly emanated from EFCC Help Desk Headquarters, Jabi-Abuja,” the statement said.

“For the avoidance of doubt, EFCC has no such desk and any information which supposedly emanated from the said  EFCC HELP DESK, did not originate from the EFCC.


“The use of EFCC by the authors of the Scam Alert,  smacks of sinister motives and it is important that the public is put on notice,  as the Commission will not be liable should anyone becomes a victim of what is obviously a scam.

“We urge the public to be circumspect and cross check any doubtful information with the Commission.

“The EFCC can be reached through the hotline: +2348093322644; or by  email :

“Messages can also be sent to the Commission’s verified social media platforms – Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. All share the same address: @officialefcc.”

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