We are not offering N1m to ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ informants —EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said that it has not given any notification via web-based media promising a monetary compensation for anybody with data that could prompt the capture of web fraudsters, prominently known as Yahoo Boys.

The counter unite organization said the “explanation became essential after calls by residents needing to capitalize on sees in the web-based media by fraudsters promising a prize of One Million Naira (N1,000,000) for companions, family, and family members of Yahoo Boys who hand them over to the EFCC.”

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One of the notification with hashtags #EFCC and #beagoodcitizen said, “On the off chance that you have a Yahoo kid as family, companion or relative, mercifully hand them over to us, and get a huge award of 1million naira.”

The EFCC, in an explanation by the Head, Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, encouraged people in general to dismiss the notification since they are strange to the Commission.

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Uwujaren said, “Advertisers of the hashtags are at present under observation and each exertion will be made to deal with them.

“General society is cautioned that the Commission won’t be answerable for any individual who succumbs to this conspicuous trick.”

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