Edward Lametek Adamu, deputy governor, corporate services at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has disowned an email purportedly belonging to him being used to transact phony business deals.
A statement from the financial regulator stated that its attention has been drawn to the activities of fraudsters impersonating some its principal officers in an attempt to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.
“We wish to inform all members of the public, particularly members of the social media community that officials of the CBN do not communicate with emails outside the @cbn.gov.ng domain.
“No principal officer of the Bank will transact business or ask you to transact business with any other platform outside those ending with @cbn.gov.ng.,” the statement read.
To this end, the CBN warned the public that it will not be liable for any financial transaction, which may have transpired between people and scammers who have created emails or social media accounts in the name of principal officers of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the Central Bank of Nigeria maintains only the social media platforms as listed on the CBN website, www.cbn.gov.ng
“If in doubt about the authenticity of an email, document or telephone conversation purportedly coming from or on behalf of the CBN, please send an email query to
firstname.lastname@example.org or call +2347002255226 before taking any action in relation to the correspondence,” the bank warned.