The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has dissociated itself from purported fraudulent letter issued by the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC titled: “Certificate of Site Ownership”, for clearance of “Mast Transmission Antenna” circulated by some unidentifiable individuals.
The Commission while dissociated itself from the fraudulent letter also said it has nothing to do with its import, and content, or similar ones, which may have been sent out by the faceless individuals. It regretted that several and variants of the fraudulent letter may have been sent to individuals, and organizations, with the intent to defraud, using the name of the Commission.
It says the design and format of the forged letterhead bears no similarity with those of the Commission. The department quoted in the fraudulent letter is non-existent at the Commission. The signatory to the letter is also not known to the Commission.
The fraudulent letter claimed that the Commission had conducted an inspection on a certain site which is for “9-Mobile Telecommunications Company G.P.R.S”. The fraudsters went ahead to give conditions that the unsuspecting recipient of the letter would meet to make the certificate valid and effective for use by “10th November 2022”.
The statement said the Commission frowns at the nefarious activities of these fraudsters, urging telecom stakeholders, the Nigerian public, and corporate organizations to be wary of the wiles of many fraudsters prowling in the streets with all kinds of illegitimate documents, to avoid being victims of their nefarious activities.
It also advised the public to note that telecommunications services are offered by companies which are issued licences by the Commission. It said it also maintains a register of all telecommunications companies in the country. Suffice it to say, that, the process of initiating, or exchanging correspondence between the Commission, and the licensees, has definite and distinct standard and style.
Furthermore, the Commission said it has very open and credible channels of communication, through which all information about it, and its activities, including matters relating to correspondence on any subject matter, can be leveraged for verification.