According to Punch report, some criminals are now asking people to submit their voter’s card or Bank Verification Number (BVN) in exchange for relief items during the stay-at-home period.
A statement signed by the Secretary to Osun State Government, Prince Wole Oyebamiji, said those behind the move wanted to explore the ban on movement and gathering to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the state to take advantage of unsuspecting citizens.
Describing the information as false, the government declared that it had not asked its citizens to submit their security details in exchange for money.
It asked the citizens to ignore the message.
The statement read, “Attention has been drawn to the activities of criminally-minded people who are taking advantage of the COVID-19 outbreak to ask unsuspecting citizens to submit their voter’s cards or BVN details in exchange for money or other social relief items during the stay-at-home order.
“This information is false. The Osun State Government is not asking anyone for his/her personal security details in exchange for money. Please ignore this messaging making the rounds and spread the word.”
Meanwhile, information reaching osweb is that the fraudulent activities are not limited to Osun State alone but rather throughout the country.
Be very careful and always stay safe