The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), on Monday, January 11, alerted Nigerians that fake National Identity Number (NIN) app has been created by fraudsters to harvest people’s NIN and Bank Verification Numbers (BVN) by default.
This warning was contained in a tweet via the NIMC Twitter handle on Monday.
The Commission, informed Nigerians on the difference between the fake and the original app.
It tweeted: “This app was not created by NIMC or the federal government, it is run by fraudsters, who are currently harvesting people’s NIN and BVN by default. Protect your data and stop disclosing personal information to unauthorised persons or platforms.”
— NIMC (@nimc_ng) January 11, 2021
The NIMC unveiled a Mobile App for the NIN enrollment; following a statement released by the media aide to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Femi Adeluyi.
According to the statement, “the NIMC Mobile App, and the new NIN slip are now available for public use. The App provides a secure channel for all Nigerians and legal residents to easily verify and authenticate their identities on-the-go using smartphones. It also enables them to link the NIN to their phone numbers.”