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NIMC Disowns NIN Linker, Says It’s Developed By Fraudsters

This was stated to counter the statement of Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, that the agency had developed an app that could be used to link up to seven SIM cards to a single NIN.
However, NIMC has via a Tweet on Monday countered Pantami statement, saying the app was created by Fraudsters to collect BVN details of Nigerians. The tweet read:

“This App was NOT created by NIMC or the Federal Government of Nigeria, it is run by fraudsters who are currently harvesting people’s NIN’s and BVN’s by default. Protect your data and STOP disclosing personal information to unauthorized persons or platforms.”

“On that app, as long as you have your NIMC number, you will only download the app without visiting any office. You will be able to link up to seven SIM numbers to only one. I have already downloaded the app, launched the app, and already linked some of my numbers immediately. This is part of digitalization.”

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However, NIMC, in a Twitter post on Monday, dissociated itself from the app.

The agency claimed the app, titled “NIN Linker” on Goggle Play Store, is run by fraudsters who use it to harvest the NIN and Bank Verification Num

The Federal Government had announced that Sim card users with NIN have until January 19 to link them with their NIN, while subscribers without NIN have February 9 deadline to enrol and link.

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