FCCPC Alerts Nigerians On Impending ‘Black Friday’ Fraud

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) has alerted that it received credible intelligence that the customary seasonal sales at deep discount on a specific Friday, otherwise known as “Black Friday”, may witness an increase of fake online stores by 135%, including scams, misrepresentation and other exploitative conduct.

FCCPC’s Executive Vice Chairman/ Chief Executive Officer, Barr. Babatunde Irukera said this in a statement signed on Thursday.

The FCCPC said this information was corroborated by publicly available reports such as Netcraft.

The Commission therefore advised consumers to be vigilant and discerning in this period and to demand and insist on their rights, particularly with respect to full and transparent disclosures.

The FCCPC’s Executive Vice-Chairman said: “Consumers should only patronise trusted and credible platforms and exercise caution to avoid being victims of fraud and other exploitation.”

For reports and inquiries, FCCPC advised the consuming public to visit the Commission’s website at www.fccpc.gov.ng and follow its social media handles: @fccpcnigeria or fccpcnigeria, as the case may be.


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