Delta State Government, Monday, warned Deltans against falling prey to con artists, whose specialty is fooling the unwary public in order to obtain unfair and unjust financial favours under the guise of giving them appointments.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Sir Festus Ahon, who gave the warning for the second time in less than a month, said some criminal elements were using the names of the Secretary to the State Government, Dr Kingsley Emu; Chief of Staff to the Governor, Hon Johnson Erijo and his own name to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.
He warned the populace, in a statement in Asaba, to beware of these phone numbers: “08023138247, 09025320424, 08023138247” or any other number the fraudsters may decide to use, purporting to be the Delta SSG, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor or any other top government appointee.
He maintained that the said phone numbers did not belong to any of the listed government appointees, but were being used by scammers to con people for money.
Sir Ahon, again, appealed to security agencies to take the issue seriously before people lose more of their hard-earned money to con artists.
The Government warned members of the public to be wary and not allow themselves to be duped by the fraudsters parading themselves as agents of the State Government the Secretary to the State Government, adding that the Government does not collect money to appoint people.
It further frowned at citizens of the State failing victim and allowing criminals to defraud them of their hard-earned money.