NIMC Warns Nigerians About Fraudulent NIN Linker AppJanuary 12, 2021
The Nationwide Id Administration Fee (NIMC) has warned Nigerians to not obtain an app that claims to hyperlink the Nationwide Id Quantity (NIN) to SIM card information.
The NIN is issued upon enrolment into the Nationwide Id Database and is used to seize a person’s information.
There was a surge within the variety of Nigerians registering for his or her NIN because the authorities introduced in December 2020 that any cell phone subscriber with out a NIN can have their SIM playing cards blocked by February 9, 2021.
NIMC warned Nigerians in a brief assertion on Monday, January 11 about an app on Play Retailer that hyperlinks the NIN with their SIM card information.
The company mentioned the app, named NIN Linker – Hyperlink SIM to NIN Nigeria, was not created by the Federal Authorities.
The company alleged that it was created by fraudsters who’re at the moment harvesting folks’s NINs and BVNs.
“Defend your information and cease disclosing private data to unauthorised individuals or platforms,” NIMC mentioned.
The NIN Linker app claims to assist present ease of registration and linking of the NIN with SIM card information.
The app description incorporates a disclaimer noting that it isn’t an official platform of the NIMC or telecoms firms.
The app additionally claims to not gather private data of its customers.