The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has dismissed a viral grant scheme circulated on social media as ‘President Bola Tinubu’s N50,000 Cash Grant’ to Nigerians.
This is contained in a statement on Wednesday by NITDA spokeswoman Hadiza Umar.
Mr Umar, who cautioned Nigerians about the scheme, said the website associated with the grant was a phishing website designed to mislead unsuspecting citizens.
NITDA-Computer Emergency Readiness and Response Team (NITDA-CERRT) advised the public to avoid clicking on unknown links.
“The website ‘https://thryt.com/50k-CashGrants, is a phishing website that tends to lure users into divulging their personal information, such as full names, phone number, home address, email address and bank account details, such as name of bank and account number,” NITDA warned Nigerians.
It added, “Avoid clicking on this website and other similar websites, which can lead to divulging personal information in order not to fall prey to cyber criminals.”
The NITDA official explained that the government would always communicate such information via the appropriate agency supervising such programmes, should there be any.