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BEWARE: fraudsters now post nude pictures on victims on Facebook in exchange for money – DSS

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The FCT Command of the Directorate of State Services (DSS) has alerted the public on the use of a computer animation software by fraudsters, who specialise in getting women naked, from their pictures and posting it on Facebook or sending it to them in exchange for money.

Director of the command, Abubakar Bubuche said this while presenting two suspected fraudsters to newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja.

He warned members of the public to desist from sending their sensitive photographs to the Internet, so that criminals would not use them against them.

“This is to inform the general public about the activities of a criminal syndicate’s style of operation, including among others, the use of computer animation to strip their victims and put their nude pictures on Facebook and other social media platforms,” he said.

“The gang calls up their potential victims and orders them to pay certain amount of money to a given account numbers or have their personal pictures edited and posted nude on the Internet.”

Bubuche said several complaints prompted the service to swing into action, which eventually led to the arrest of two people in connection with the fraud.

He said the suspects, 35 and 22 years respectively, were arrested in Maiduguri by operatives of the command.

“The public may wish to note that this syndicate has diverse membership with various professional skills, especially in the ICT,” he said, urging FCT residents to be wary of fraudsters and promptly report such cases and suspected persons to security agencies.

He reiterated the resolve of the DSS to discharge its duties with every sense of responsibility and commitment.