The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana has asked the general public to be wary of imposters using fake Facebook accounts in its name.
A statement from the Council indicated that the fraudsters are using the photographs of one of the Council’s Senior Officers, Eric Lipe Abaye, “to defraud clients and stakeholders of their hard-earned resources, promising them jobs, PIN renewal and assisting them in passing the licensing examination”.
“Additionally, the imposters are reported to request for payment of monies from their victims through mobile money with the following numbers 0245419435, 0548223308, 0550332159, 0240818540 and 0555275728,” the statement added.
The Council has, therefore, urged its stakeholders to pay attention to their official Facebook account only, which has the name, “Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana with a blue tick, signifying that the page has been verified by Facebook”.
It further called on the general public to “promptly report” anyone who is soliciting monies on behalf of the Council to the Police or its Public Affairs Directorate.
Read the full statement below:
STAFF OF N&MC BEING IMPERSONATED BY FRAUDSTERS
The Nursing and Midwifery Council is pleased to announce to its cherished stakeholders that it has taken steps to get its official Facebook page (Facebook.com/Nursing and Midwifery Council) verified.
Clients and Stakeholders are kindly advised to ensure that any information purporting to be emanating from the Council has the blue tick against its Account name and Profile photo.
This is, therefore, to inform the general public that a group of imposters are operating fake Facebook accounts with different variations of the Facebook account name of the Council. The only official Facebook account of the Council is Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana with a blue tick, signifying that the page has been verified by Facebook.
The imposters are using the photographs of Mr. Eric Lipe Abaye, a Senior Officer at the Council (photo attached) to defraud Clients and Stakeholders of their hard-earned resources, promising them jobs, PIN renewal and assisting them in passing the licensing examination.
Additionally, the imposters are reported to request for payment of monies from their victims through mobile money with the following numbers;
The authorized revenue collection Agencies on behalf of the Council are GCB Bank and ADB.
Please note that all announcements and information emanating from the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana will be published on its website, Facebook page and other official social media handles.
Anyone contacted by such Facebook or Social Media accounts soliciting monies on behalf of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana should promptly report to the Police or the Public Affairs Directorate of the Council on the following:
Jointly issued by
Nana Boateng Agyeman
Head, Public Affairs Directorate
Mr. Eric Lipe Abaye
Senior Administrative Officer