NIMC sends an important message to anyone trying to register with the NIN, issues a new warning
Nigerians interested in registering for a national identification number have been alerted to a new tactic that scammers are now using to trick people.
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has warned Nigerians to stay away from a fake app that claims to help tie a National Identity Number (NIN) to SIM cards.
On Monday, NIMC scrapped the app in a Twitter post.
The agency claims that the app is being run by scammers who use it to obtain a NIN and a bank confirmation number (BVN).
“The app was not created by NIMC or the federal government of Nigeria. It is run by fraudsters who currently collect NIN and BVN of people by default, ”the NIMC said.
The commission also advised people to protect their data and stop disclosing personal information to unauthorized individuals or platforms.
As a reminder, last week we reported that a mobile application launched by NIMC can be used to connect seven SIM cards to one NIN.
This was stated by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Doctor Isa Pantami, who spoke in an interview with the Politics Today TV program.