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Cyber Cafe Fraudsters To Face Prosecution

Published on 19th February, 2019

The Coordinator of the Cyber-Protection Corps of Nigeria (CPCN) Longe Olarenwaju Thursday said hard time awaits cyber cafe fraudsters in the country.

Besides, he cautioned Nigerians against the abuse of social media to prevent cyber menace.

At a forum on Cyber Crime in Akure, the Ondo state capital, Olarenwaju said it is dangerous for people to give information about their daily activities on the social media for security reasons.

He noted that social media is for positive interaction and information sharing.

Olarenwaju pointed out that cybercrime is an illegal activities committed on the internet with the use of the computer.

The CPCN coordinator said the cyber protection corps carry out investigation on issues of cybercrime to expose cyber criminals.

According to him, the agency has been assisting law enforcement agents to arrest cyber criminals and recently trained members deployed to each state in the Southwest to assist in fighting cyber criminals.

He urged Nigerians to be wary of the antics of cyber criminals, stressing that their action could take any form including spoofing, blackmail, sports betting, child pornography, prostitution and copyright infringement.

Another Information Communication Technology (ICT) expert with CPCN, Godspower Otali said people should desist from getting involved in internet financial scheme that make them loose substantial money.

Otali cited the Ponzi scheme as an example of scams on the internet that has made many people loose valuables with negative effects on the economy.

He expressed concern over the large number of youths involving in cybercrimes especially yahoo boys who are denting the image of the country.

The ICT expert implored youths to be engaged in profitable ventures on ICT development that could develop their potentials.


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The rate of crimes in Nigeria is high but with the helps of cyber corps its will reduce to normal in Nigeria. Thanks
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