The National Identity Management Commission has warned the public to beware of a fake app that claims to help link the National Identity Number to SIM cards.
In a post on its Twitter handle, NIMC dissociated itself from the app saying it is run fraudsters who use it to harvest people’s NIN and Bank Verification Number.
“The app was not created NIMC or the Federal Government of NigeriaIt is run fraudsters who are currently harvesting people’s NINs and BVNs default,” NIMC said.
The Commission advised people to protect their data and stop disclosing personal information to unauthorized persons or platforms.
This is according to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, who spoke during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme.
“We developed an app, when you go online, you will see itThat app, as long as you have your NIMC number, you will only download it without visiting any officeYou will be able to link up to seven SIM numbers to only oneI have already downloaded the app, launched the app, and already linked some of my numbers immediatelyThis is part of digitalisation,” he said.