Nigerians

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has sounded the alarm about five websites actively engaged in harvesting Nigerians’ personal data. The websites are –

  • idfinder.com.ng,
  • Verify.Ng/sign in,
  • championtech.com.ng,
  • trustyonline.com, and
  • anyverify.com –

The websites were identified following a warning from Paradigm Initiative about the illicit sale of sensitive personal information.

NIMC reassures the public that there have been no breaches of its databases and that it has not authorized any entity to sell or misuse National Identification Numbers (NINs) or other personal details. The commission strongly urges citizens to ignore any claims made by these websites and to avoid providing them with any personal information.

Kayode Adegoke, Head of Corporate Communications at NIMC, emphasized the commission’s unwavering commitment to data security. “We have robust measures in place to safeguard the nation’s database,” he affirmed. “Our infrastructure adheres to the stringent ISO 27001:2013 Information Security Management System Standard and is fully compliant with Nigerian Data Protection Law.”

Adegoke further cautioned Nigerians about the dangers of unauthorized and phishing sites, which are notorious for data harvesting. He reiterated that licensed partners are not permitted to store NIN slips and should only verify NINs through official channels.

The NIMC is actively collaborating with security agencies to apprehend the individuals behind these fraudulent websites. The commission calls upon the public to remain vigilant, rely on verified sources for information, and promptly report any suspicious activity.

NIMC remains steadfast in its dedication to providing secure identity management services and upholding the highest levels of security for systems and databases, which are considered crucial national assets.

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