The Nigerian National Identification Management Commission (NIMC), has confirmed the existence of a fake mobile phone and computer software application intending to scam Nigerians as they supply information while trying to process or link their National Identification Number to their SIM card.
The information intending to warn Nigerians about this fraud was supplied by the NINC themselves via their Twitter on the 11th of January 2021.
Sharing an image on their page, the commission gave the right application to use and the one not to use. The fraudulent software application is name: “NIN Linker – Link SIM to NIN Nigeria” while the correct and approved software Application to use is the “MWS: NIMC MobileID”.
The caption of the scam alert read ‘this App this app was NOT created by NIMC or the Federal Government of Nigeria, it is run by fraudsters who are currently harvesting peoples NIN’s and BVN’s by default. Protect your data and stop disclosing personal information to unauthorized persons or platforms.