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Unmasking the Fraudulent “President Tinubu’s ₦50,000 Cash Grant” Scheme – A NITDA Warning
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has recently unveiled the truth behind a so-called financial aid scheme widely circulated on social media under the headline, “President Bola Tinubu’s ₦50,000 Cash Grant”.
This alleged monetary support to Nigerian citizens, as confirmed by the agency, is nothing but a well-crafted fraud.
The revelation was made public in a formal statement issued from the capital city, Abuja. The announcement, delivered by Mrs. Hadiza Umar, Head of Corporate Affairs and External Relations of NITDA, warns the public about this ill-intentioned scheme.
Phishing Tactics of the Dubious Grant Scheme
According to Mrs. Umar, the website purportedly linked to this supposed grant is essentially a phishing site.
Its primary objective is to misguide innocent citizens, leading them down a dangerous path where their personal and financial information is at risk.
The Role of NITDA’s Computer Emergency Readiness and Response Team (NITDA-CERRT)
In this precarious situation, the NITDA-CERRT steps in as the vanguard against such cyber threats. The team strongly advises the public to exercise caution when dealing with unfamiliar links.
The identified fraudulent website, ‘https://thryt.com/50k-CashGrants’, is a prominent example of such deceptive links.
This phishing website is meticulously designed to entice users into revealing their sensitive personal information. Details such as full names, phone numbers, home addresses, email addresses, and bank account information could be exploited by cybercriminals if divulged.
Preventing Cyber Fraud: Tips and Measures
To protect oneself from becoming a victim of such cyber fraud, it is crucial to abstain from clicking on this website or any others of similar nature. More importantly, never disclose personal information on these platforms, no matter how convincing they may seem.
This is the most effective approach to avoid falling prey to cybercriminals.
The government will always disseminate information regarding legitimate programs through the appropriate agency supervising such initiatives. Thus, citizens should stay informed via official channels to avoid being misled.
Mrs. Umar urges the public to reach out to the agency’s CERRT in case of doubts or concerns. They can be contacted via email at [email protected], or by phone at +234 817 877 4580. Additionally, the team’s official website, www.cerrt.ng, serves as a reliable resource for more information.
By shedding light on the fraudulent “President Tinubu’s ₦50,000 Cash Grant” scheme, NITDA continues to champion the fight against cybercrime, ensuring the safety and security of all Nigerian citizens online.