UNILORIN Issues Scam Alert: Beware of Fake VC Social Media Accounts


UNILORIN Issues Scam Alert: Beware of Fake VC Social Media Accounts

Have you recently come across social media accounts claiming to be Prof. Wahab Egbewole, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, asking for money? Beware! The University is raising the alarm about scammers exploiting their esteemed Vice Chancellor's identity to deceive the public. How can you ensure you're not their next victim?

The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) has once again found it necessary to issue a public Disclaimer Notice concerning the resurgence of fraudulent activities perpetrated by scammers. These individuals have been creating fictitious social media accounts in the name of the esteemed Vice Chancellor, Prof. Wahab Egbewole, SAN, with the malicious intent of deceiving members of the public into relinquishing their hard-earned money.
🚫 Alert Scam Warning
πŸŽ“ University University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
πŸ§‘‍πŸŽ“ VC Name Prof. Wahab Egbewole, SAN
πŸ•΅️‍♂️ Scam Medium Social Media (WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Facebook)
πŸ›‘ VC’s Presence None on Social Media
πŸ” Action Public Vigilance
πŸ“’ Advice Ignore & Report Fake Accounts
🚨 Warning Do Not Send Money

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Beware of Fake Social Media Accounts

It has come to the university’s attention that these fraudsters are actively using platforms such as WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Messenger to solicit money from unsuspecting individuals. They craft demands and requests, misleadingly attributing them to Prof. Egbewole, in an attempt to lend credibility to their deceitful schemes.
Official Statement from UNILORIN

The University of Ilorin categorically states that Prof. Wahab Egbewole does not maintain any profiles on the aforementioned social media platforms. This official clarification serves as a critical reminder for everyone to remain vigilant and sceptical of any communication that appears to be from the Vice Chancellor but does not originate from verified university channels.

Guidance for the PublicVerify Information: Always cross-check any requests for money or personal information that claim to be from university officials through official university contact points.
Report Suspicious Activities: If you encounter any dubious messages or requests, report them to the appropriate authorities or directly to the University of Ilorin for investigation.
Educate Yourself and Others: Stay informed about common tactics used by scammers and educate your peers and family to prevent them from falling victim to such frauds.

In these times, when digital platforms have become hotbeds for scamming activities, the University of Ilorin urges everyone to exercise increased caution and due diligence. Let’s work together to safeguard our community from these unscrupulous elements. For more information and updates, please visit the official University of Ilorin website or contact the university’s public relations office directly. Your awareness and vigilance can make a significant difference in combating these fraudulent activities.

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