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El-Rufai Urges Arrest of People Misusing his Name within Fake Electronic Mails

Malam Nasiru El-Rufai Governor-Elect of Nigeria's Kaduna State has warned all people not to give away funds in response to fake e-mails to individuals who sent the messages misusing his name and asking to pay, instead arrest them, published informationng.com dated May 7, 2015.

In an alert by El-Rufai issued to all Nigerians in Kaduna, Samuel Aruwan Spokesperson for the governor-elect pointed out that a fraudulent person had set up one electronic mail id under the personality's moniker and was illicitly asking members-of-the-public to pay money. Informationng.com reported this.

According to El-Rufai's statement, certain imposter having e-mail id: nelrufai@hotmail.com and asserting he was Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, Governor-Elect of Kaduna State had dispatched scam e-mails soliciting N150,000 from the common people who were instructed to deposit the money into one particular account of Mainstreet Bank.

The act wasn't just an identity theft instance; however, an instance of fraud, misrepresentation and impersonation wherein the name Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai Governor-Elect of Kaduna State was being exploited, the statement indicated. Dailypost.ng reported this, May 6, 2015.

Thus the notice was urging everyone to ignore any e-mail as well as others got related to the incident for, it was a crime while not from individual claimed.

People mustn't merely ignore fraudster(s) pretending to be Malam El-Rufai; however, inform security agencies about her/him/them alternatively, alert officials working for Kaduna's Governor-elect so immediate action could be taken.

The instance was clearly one of impersonation since there would never be any money asked for from governor-elect within the manner found, so anybody who got the sort of e-mail must understand that it wasn't any Malam El-Rufai's message rather that of fraudulent people.

According to the statement, Hotmail was reported about the incident just as agencies of law enforcement were told so action could be taken.

Disturbingly, within a similar instance of scammers misusing a political personality's name through scam e-mails, one fraudulent e-mail having the sign of Parliament circulated within South Africa's Cape Town during December 2014. The message impersonating Nhlanhla Nene Finance Minster told its receiver about the successful verification of his 'contract/inheritance/Wining [sic] file' so he/she should send his/her details.

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