A former Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB), Emeritus Professor Dibu Ojerinde, has warned members of the public to be alert to the fraudulent activities of some faceless individuals operating social media accounts in his name, demanding money in exchange for jobs and other opportunities.
Ojerinde, who is of the Faculty of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, in a statement he signed and made available to newsmen on Sunday, said: “It has come to my attention that some unscrupulous elements in the society have been using my name on social media, especially Facebook, to swindle unsuspecting members of the public.
“The criminals, who opened social media accounts in my name, demanding money for non-existing jobs in federal agencies, loan facilities and other fraudulent promises, have been perpetrating the act for months until it was brought to my notice few days ago. I hereby inform the members of the public that I neither have/operate any account on Facebook nor have I sent anyone to do so in my name.”
The don, who warned members of the public to be alert to the fraudulent activities of the faceless criminals and be wary of transacting any business with anyone in his name without clarifications from him, called on the security agencies to be alert to the threat posed by impersonators on social media.