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eNaira: CBN warns Nigerians against fraudsters, fake social media handles



The Central Financial institution of Nigeria (CBN) has urged Nigerians to be cautious of fraudsters who’ve been posting fraudulent messages referring to the eNaira launched lately.

Mr Osita Nwanisobi, Director, Company Communications, stated in a press release posted on the financial institution’s web site on Wednesday, that the financial institution was not disbursing eNaira forex to residents as claimed by the fraudsters.

Nwanisobi stated, “Following the formal launch of the eNaira on Monday, Oct. 25, the eye of the Central Financial institution of Nigeria has been drawn to prison and unlawful actions of some people and a fraudulent Twitter deal with, @enaira_cbdc presupposed to belong to the Financial institution.

“The impostor deal with and fraudulent individuals have been posting messages associated to the eNaira with the intent of wooing unsuspecting Nigerians with claims that the Central Financial institution of Nigeria, amongst different falsities, is disbursing the sum of fifty Billion eNaira forex.

“These impostors are bent on defrauding harmless and unsuspecting members of the general public by means of the hyperlinks connected to their messages for software to acquire eNaira wallets and turn out to be beneficiaries of the stated 50 billion eNaira forex.


“For the avoidance of doubt, the Central of Nigeria just isn’t the proprietor of that twitter deal with (@enaira_cbdc) and certainly suspended its presence on Twitter following the Federal Authorities’s ban. In impact, the Financial institution just isn’t disbursing eNaira forex to residents.’’

Nwanisobi urged Nigerians to at all times endeavor to hunt clarifications on details about the eNaira both by visiting the eNaira web site: or calling the eNaira contact centre on 080069362472 or visiting any CBN Department nearest to them.

He additionally suggested anybody searching for readability to go to the enaira present official social media handles:; and

Nwanisobi urged that suspicious exercise by members of the general public must be reported to the CBN utilizing [email protected] or to related legislation enforcement companies.

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