Facebook Scammers Face ZICTA Action

The Zambian government has gotten tough on facebook fraudsters and sought seeking the assistance of facebook to deregister over 670 accounts registered in the name of the President Edgar Lungu, Vice President Inonge Wina and some cabinet ministers.

Chief government spokesperson Dora Silya says the Zambia Information and Technology Communications Authority (ZICTA) has therefore been directed by authorities to write Facebook to deregister the accounts purporting to be of President Lungu and some cabinet ministers.

“ZICTA has identified 155 facebook accounts suspected to belong to President Lungu, and 434 accounts registered in the name of several cabinet ministers and 81 facebook said to belong to myself” Siliya said.

According to Siliya over K600,000 has been transacted using fake facebook accounts and 49 cases have been reported to the Zambia Police Service and other investigative wings but she suspects that the figure could be higher as other similar cases have gone unreported.



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