Scammers hack Cross River Governor’s phone number, seek financial assistance from public

Cross River state governor, Sen. Bassey Otu has revealed that one of his phone numbers was hacked over the weekend by suspected scammers.

The governor in a statement by its Chief press Secretary, Emmanuel Ogbeche on Sunday revealed that those behind the act are seeking financial assistance from unsuspecting members of the public.

The governor drew the attention of the public to disregard unsolicited messages seeking financial assistance.

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 

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