Conmen Use Governor’s Number To Solicit Funds


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A group of con men have caused an upheaval in Plateau after cloning the phone number of Governor Simon Lalong and using it to ask for money.

The Plateau State Government has raised the alarm and state that security agencies have been informed of the threat.

Yakubu Dati, the Plateau State Commissioner for Information and Communication,  put out in a statement issued on Thursday, advising that members of the public should disregard such messages.

According to him, the con men on one occasion demanded that Lalong should credit the account number of one Prof. Aminu with N2m.

The statement partly read, “It has come to the notice of the government that criminal elements have cloned the telephone number of Governor Simon Lalong and are using same to solicit financial assistance from the unsuspecting public.

“One of such messages reads ‘… call Prof Aminu on this number 07037694791; collect his account details (and) credit it with the sum of N2m. I will talk to you in the night.’”

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