The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has advised the public to shun a fraudulent LinkedIn Account impersonating the person, and office of the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta.

The commission said the account was obviously created by some unscrupulous and criminal elements with a view to defrauding unsuspecting members of the public and users of social media who may think that such an account belongs to the EVC of NCC.

It emphasized that the EVC/CEO of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has no LinkedIn Account, even as investigations are underway to unveil the faces behind the fraudulent act.

The Commission said all information about its activities, programmes and reports are verifiable on its website (, and other verified social media handles.

It further urged members of the public to be carefully guided when accessing or using information from social media.