Customs Launches Social Media Accounts To Quash Internet Fraudsters
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has launched its official Facebook page and Twitter handle in order to address the incessant fake customs auction adverts on various social media platforms particularly on Facebook.
Customs comptroller-general, Dikko Inde Abdullahi said at the launch in Abuja that the new social media platforms will complement existing efforts in the traditional media to combat the scourge of online scammers currently duping innocent and unsuspecting citizens.
He said the page, www.facebook.com/customsng on Facebook and @CustomsNG Twitter handle are the only true and authentic social media channels of the NCS which will also include a Customs YouTube channel, online educational videos, and blog press.
“This statement therefore serves as disclaimer to every other Facebook/Twitter profiles that purport to represent the Service. Online subscribers are requested to note some of the features that will distinguish our page from others include the NCS logo, Service colours, and exclusive videos. The Customs Facebook/Twitter handle are also linked to the Customs official website www.customs.gov.ng on the .gov.ng domain of the Federal Government of Nigeria,”
“The Management of Nigeria Customs Service recognizes the importance of the social media platforms, and their influence on international trade. Therefore, the Service is poised to meet its stakeholders on popular platforms to share information that will facilitate trade and boost the economy,” he added.
He further added that members of the general public can now like the official page and equally follow via Twitter to get access to relevant and authoritative information on policy statements, Customs news, tariffs, events, scam alerts, and videos among others.