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Monday, March 4, 2024

SCAM ALERT!! My phone number has been hacked and impostors are seeking financial assistance from the public – Cross River Governor

Cross River State Governor, Sen. Bassey Otu, disclosed that one of his phone numbers was hacked over the weekend by suspected scammers.

According to a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Emmanuel Ogbeche, the governor revealed that the perpetrators behind the hacking are attempting to solicit financial assistance from unsuspecting members of the public.

The governor urged the public to disregard any unsolicited messages seeking financial assistance that may be sent through the hacked phone number.

He said, “There have been apprehension in many quarters over unsolicited messages allegedly from Governor Bassey Otu seeking financial assistance.

“The public is pleased advised to disregard any such messages purportedly from the Governor.

“One of the Governor’s mobile numbers was breached by hi-tech criminals in the early hours of Sunday, February 11, 2024.

“The hackers have gone on to utilise the breached number to advance their nefarious activities to try to scam unsuspecting individuals. Please, do not fall to such devious attempt.

“The hacked number has been secured, while relevant security agencies are working to apprehend those behind this obnoxious act,” Ogbeche said