DSS alerts public of new tactics by fraudsters




The FCT Command of Directorate of State Services, (DSS) has alerted members of the public on the new style of operation by fraudsters who specialised in getting women nakedness through animation and sent to their targets.

The Director of the command, Mr Abubakar Bubuche said this while presenting two suspected fraudsters to newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja.

He warned members of the public to desist from sending their sensitive photographs to the Internet so that criminals would not use them against them.

He said: “This is to inform the general public about the activities of a criminal syndicates’ style of operation include among others, the use of computer animation to strip their victims and put their nude pictures on facebook and other social media platform.

“The gang calls up their potential victims and orders them to pay certain amount of money to a given account numbers or have their personal pictures edited and posted nude on the internet,”he said.

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Bubuche said several complaints prompted the Service to swing into action which eventually led to the arrest of two people in connection with the internet fraud.

He said the suspects, 35 and 22 years respectively, were arrested in Maiduguri by operatives from the Command.

“The public may wish to note that this syndicate has diverse membership with various professional skills, especially in the ICT,”he said.

Babuche called on FCT residents to be wary of fraudsters and promptly report such cases and suspected persons to the security agencies.

He reiterated the Service’s resolved to discharge its duties with every sense of responsibility and commitment.