Stella Dimoko NCC Warns That Crooner Davido Airtime And Data Giveaway Is A SCAM


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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

NCC Warns That Crooner Davido Airtime And Data Giveaway Is A SCAM

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it has discovered that an ostensibly syndicated group is on the prowl to swindle unsuspecting millions of members of the public by capitalising on the generosity of Davido.

This new scam is because Davido recently announced he would donate the 250 million naira he was gifted by friends and fans to various orphanage homes across Nigeria.

Exploiting Davido’s benevolence, a group of scammers rolled out an advertorial titled “Davido Airtime and Data Giveaway”, which went viral, claiming that Davido is “giving out free 5K Airtime and 10GB Internet data of All Networks” to celebrate his birthday.

In the advertorial, the general public is urged to hurry and get the gift by clicking on the links that supposedly redirects them to network sites, where they will be credited with airtime and data.

”This is a scam, the NCC warned.

”The NCC wishes to advise our teeming telecom consumers to have nothing to do with the advert or any similar bogus enticements. The adverts are what they are – social engineering rip-offs designed to get people’s MSISDN and other information that fraudsters can use later to defraud unsuspecting telecom consumers and members of the public.

”For clarity, the MSISDN is simply the full phone number of a cellphone, in addition to other protocol information. This number is unique and identifies subscribers/owners in a GSM or other mobile networks. Therefore, it suffices to state that any unscrupulous person or unethical hacker can use the number and attendant protocol to undermine the privacy of the real owners of the number through identity theft and other scams.

”The NCC, therefore, reiterates its earlier warning to telecom consumers to be cautious and not to let their guards down. If a promo or an offer seems too good to be true, then it is likely untrue.

”The Commission will not rest on its oars in empowering telecom consumers with the requisite information and education in order to protect them from cybercriminals determined to use the telecom platforms to perpetrate frauds.

from dailypost


  1. Una try jare.

    Why will I even click on nonsense link when I know whatsup

  2. It's only the greedy and ignorant people that will fall prey..
    I don't click on any link even if na my personal person sent it.

  3. I knew they will try to scam people using David's name.

    I knew it!

  4. Kai,why are some people so wicked na

  5. Good NCC has given warning now, before Nigerians will say they weren't warned.

  6. Only greedy/unlearned people fall for these scams.

  7. And some ignorant people will fall for it, this is bad

  8. It is greedy people and ignorant people that normally fall for such scams. I have been ringing in my mum's ears to not dictate any of her personal pins, account details, BVN, date birth or any code sent to her phone to anyone. Thank God she doesn't use Android phone so the question of links is out of it

  9. I got the yeye message from my girlfriend and I warned her immediately that this is fake


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