Governor Charles Chukwuma Soludo has raised the alarm fake cash transfer and giveaway by scammers claiming that the government has approved a ‘₦10,000. 00. (Ten Thousand Naira) cash transfer giveaway’ for all citizens for Christmas and New Year celebrations.
Christian Aburime, Press Secretary to the Governor said in a statement on Monday, warned residents of the State to be weary of the misleading and fraudulent message circulating on social media platforms and various online channels.
He clarified that the Government is not involved in the scam, noting that “the information is entirely false, misleading, and not authorised by the Anambra State Government”.
“The attention of Anambra State Government has been drawn to a misleading and fraudulent message circulating on social media platforms and various online channels claiming that the government has approved a ‘₦10,000 cash transfer giveaway’ for all citizens for Christmas and New Year celebrations.
“For authentic and verified information regarding government programmes, initiatives, or announcements, please refer to official government channels and authorised representatives.
“We categorically state that this information is entirely false, misleading, and not authorised by the Anambra State Government.
“The link provided in the message is fraudulent and members of the public are advised not to open the link as their personal data may be compromised.
“The Anambra State Government does not operate any cash transfer programme of this nature through unverified online links or applications.
“Any official communication or programme initiated by the government is announced through official channels, including verified government websites, press statements, and authorised social media handles.
“We strongly advise the public to exercise caution and refrain from engaging with such fraudulent links or sharing personal information through unverified platforms.
“It is regrettable that individuals or groups would seek to deceive the public with false promises, especially during festive seasons.
“The government encourages citizens to remain vigilant and report such fraudulent activities to the appropriate authorities”, according to the statement.
Aburime also assured that “The Anambra State Government remains committed to serving the people with transparency, integrity, and accountability”.