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General News of Monday, 23 March 2020

Source: MyNigeria

Scammers take advantage of COVID19 virus to dupe unsuspecting citizens

Coronavirus (for illustration) Coronavirus (for illustration)

In the wake of coronavirus in Nigeria, a questionable website has been set up with the Federal Government's details to take advantage of unsuspecting citizens and dupe them of their money.

The website, fg-grant.blogspot.com announced that the Federal Government intended to pay a weekly allowance of #8500 to all citizens above the age of 18.

The site told individuals to enter their full details to access the money earmarked for them.

Responding to the tweet, Special Assistant to Buhari on New Media, Tolu Ogunlesi issued a disclaimer, warning citizens to be wary of fraudsters seeking their personal details in the form of a corona grant.

"Scammers have entered this matter. Don’t give your personal details to anybody in the name of Corona grant ooooo!!!" Tolu said