The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has alerted FCT residents and the public on the activities of scammers who created fake social media accounts in the name of senior staffers of the administration.
This is contained in a statement by the FCTA on Thursday.
The unscrupulous persons had created fake social media accounts intending to lure unsuspecting public members into phantom contract deals or fake employment offers, said the FCTA.
It explained that in the last 24 hours, two LinkedIn accounts were opened using the names of staffers of the FCTA, all to defraud people.
“One of such accounts was created in the name of the permanent secretary, Mr Adesola Olusade. Another bore the name of the executive secretary, Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), Mr Shehu Ahmed,” the statement disclosed.
The FCTA said neither the permanent secretary nor the executive secretary had a LinkedIn account and urged the public to desist from responding to calls for tenders or employment openings in FCTA through social media accounts.
The statement added that the government has well-established procurement and employment processes but not publicised through social media.
It said security agencies would investigate the fraudsters.