CYBER CRIME: NCC Vows to Tackle Cybercrime, e-Fraud

The Nigerian Telecommunications Commission (NCC) has said that the challenge it is presently grappling with is the rising cases of cybercrime and e-fraud using telecommunications platforms.

The Executive Vice-Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta, stated this in an address at the NCC special day at the 40th edition of the Kaduna International Trade Fair. Danbatta said cybercrime consists of illegal activity conducted on a computer or mobile device connected to the internet.

Danbatta advised consumers of telecoms services not to open email that is unfamiliar and also note that banks will not request personal information over the internet.

He also said that NCC have evolved a solution called Do-Not-Disturb (DND) in which consumers are being advised to send ‘STOP’ to a code 2442′ to stop all unsolicited text messages.

He urged everyone to take advantage of this code and the availability of the toll free telephone number 622 with which consumers can lodge complaints to the commission if their service providers refuse, or are unable to resolve such complaints when it is reported to them.


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