WorldStage Newsonline-- The National Coordinator of the Cyber-Protection Corps of Nigeria (CPCN) Longe Olarenwaju has cautioned Nigerians against the abuse of social media, warning that hard time now awaits cyber cafe fraudsters in the country.
Speaking at the weekend at a forum on Cyber Crime in Akure ,Olarenwaju, said it is dangerous for people to give information about their daily activities on the social media for security reasons, saying “social media is for positive interaction and information sharing.”
Discribing cybercrime as an illegal activities committed on the internet with the use of the computer, the CPCN coordinator said the cyber protection corps had been assisting law enforcement agents to arrest cyber criminals and recently trained members deployed to each state in the South West to assist in fighting cyber criminals.
He urged Nigerians to be wary of the antics of cyber criminals, stressing that their action could take any form including spoofing, blackmail, sports betting, child pornography, prostitution and copyright infringement.
An ICT expert with CPCN, Godspower Otali also advised that people should desist from getting involved in internet financial scheme that can make them loose substantial money.
Otali cited the Ponzi scheme as an example of scams on the internet that had made many people loose valuables with negative effects on the economy.
He expressed concern over the large number of youths involving in cybercrimes, especially ‘yahoo boys’ who were denting the image of the country.
He therefore implored youths to be engaged in profitable ventures on ICT development that could develop their potentials.