Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Ayodele Fayose, has once again alerted members of the public on activities of some fraudsters, using his name and photographs to operate fake facebook accounts, saying he does not have any facebook account.
Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, in a statement issued on Friday, warned members of the public against falling victims of the fraudsters, operating the fake facebook accounts and using the accounts to demand money from unsuspecting people.
Olayinka, who said he was compelled to once again alert the public on activities of the fraudsters, said money was being demanded from people by the fake facebook operators in exchange for government contracts and employments.
He urged members of the public to contact 08034671763 if anyone demands money from them through any facebook account bearing Governor Ayodele Fayose.
He said: “It has come to our notice that some fraudulent elements are still using the name of Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose to open fake facebook accounts and unsuspecting members of the public are being scammed with the accounts.
“These fraudsters are noted for using names of important personalities to open fake facebook accounts, using the accounts to defraud people.
“Almost on daily basis, we report fake accounts to Facebook owners and the moment the accounts are blocked, new ones are opened by the fraudsters.
“Few months ago, we alerted the public on a certain Dr A.U. Richard with Phone number: 08162404959, who is among the operators of the fake Facebook Accounts.
“As at today, the fraudsters are yet to desist from their nefarious activities, and we wish to warn members of the public not to relate with anyone, claiming to be Governor Ayodele Fayose on Facebook.
“Anyone who does business with whoever that is parading himself as Governor Ayodele Fayose on Facebook does so at his or her own risk.
“Members of the public should endeavour to contact 08034671763 if anyone demands money from them through any facebook account with the name and photographs of Governor Ayodele Fayose or his wife.
“Do not be gullible. Do not fall victim of fraudsters. Governor Fayose does not have any Facebook account.”