The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has alerted Nigerians about a false Davido’s airtime and data giveaway advert on the social media.
Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, Director, Public Affairs of NCC, who made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, said that a group of scammers had rolled out an advertorial titled “Davido Airtime and Data Giveaway.”
He said the advert, which went viral, claimed that Davido was giving out free N5,000 airtime and 10GB internet data of all networks to celebrate his birthday.
He said that the NCC discovered, while undertaking online social listening, that an ostensibly syndicated group was on the prowl to swindle unsuspecting members of the public.
Adinde said millions of Nigerian telecom consumers were affected, as the fraudsters capitalised on the generosity of David Adeleke, widely known as Davido.
The Nigerian-American music star, songwriter and producer recently announced he would donate N250 million to various orphanage homes across Nigeria.
The NCC, therefore, reiterates its earlier warning to telecom consumers to be cautious and not to let their guards down. If a promo or an offer seems too good to be true, then it is likely untrue.