The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) seems worried by news of hackers compromising Facebook accounts of members of the public and in turn using it to commit fraud.
In a statement posted on its Facebook page on Wednesday, the EFCC said in the event of a hacked account, victims should carry out some steps before contacting it to report such violations: try changing your password. If you are unable to do that, inform your family and friends about the compromise on your account as well as report the hacked account to Facebook (the EFCC cannot take down your Facebook account) by: “asking your contacts to report the hacked profile or create a new profile and report the old account. By so doing, the scammer will not be able to defraud anyone using your profile.”
The statement further read in part: “Be weary of people chatting you up about investing in businesses unknown to you. Always contact your family or friends in situations that seem suspicious. Do not be greedy. Most people are defrauded as a result of greed.
“The #EFCC cares about you. Social media has its advantages and disadvantages so ensure that you #StaySafe,” it concluded.