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NCC declares war against cybercrime, internet fraudsters

The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) on Thursday said it would not relent in its quest to win the war against cyber crimes and internet fraudsters in the country.

The Director of Consumer Affairs Bureau (CAB) of the Commission, Mrs. Felicia Onwuegbuchulam said this during the 105th edition of consumer outreach programme of the Commission, in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.

Onwuegbuchulam lamented the increase in cyber crimes and internet fraudsters in the country with dire consequences on the populace.

She added that people had lost their lives, monies, personal identity and privacies to cyber criminals.

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All of these, she said, forced the Commission to adopt measures to curtail their activities.

She said: “Cyber crime gives big concern to the commission; people lose their money, people lose their personal identity; people lose their privacies and in the process, they are either duped or even harmed or killed.

“The war against cyber crime may not have been won but we are doing everything humanly possible to stem the tide, it is an ongoing thing. As they are coming up, you are dressing them and new ones are coming up.’’

She added that the Commission was partnering with security agents, National Security Adviser and other relevant stakeholders to tackle the menace.

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