Fake eNaira social media accounts have been reported to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
On Monday, Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, unveiled the nation’s digital currency.
The apex bank stated in a statement on Wednesday that fraudsters had already defrauded individuals.
On Monday, October 25, 2021, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) was alerted about criminal and unlawful acts by certain people, as well as a phoney twitter account, @enaira cbdc, purporting to be affiliated with the Bank. “
False statements about the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) disbursing 50 billion eNaira cash have been made by imposter handle and fraudulent individuals on the eNaira discussion board. The goal is to defraud Nigerians of their money.
To deceive innocent and naive members of the public, these fraudsters use links connected to their messages for eNaira wallet applications, making them the true owners of all 50 billion eNaira that have been promised to the scammers.”
There is no mistake about it: The CBN is not the owner of that Twitter account (@enaira cbdc) and has in fact ceased its Twitter presence as a result of the Federal Government’s ban.
“In practise, the Bank does not provide eNaira money to people. Members of the public are thus cautioned to be on the lookout for scammers who plan to take advantage of Nigerians who are not vigilant.
When in doubt regarding the eNaira, the public should seek clarification by visiting www.enaira.gov.ng, phoning 080069362472, or visiting a CBN branch near them, or by visiting the website.
So that everyone is clear about it, here are the eNaira’s current official social media accounts”
People should contact the CBN at [email protected] or the appropriate law enforcement authorities if they see anything questionable.