The Nigerian federal Government has warned all prospective applicants for the government micro small and medium enterprise (MSME) fund to be very weary of fraudsters demanding for account details.
The Ministry earlier published a statement and it reads, “Our attention has been drawn to the activities of fraudsters parading themselves as operators of the Federal Government’s Survival Fund Scheme.
“The syndicate operating a fraudulent portal with the link “https://survivalfund-govng.freefunds.xyz/#1609249530133(https://bit.ly/FG-survival-fund)” are asking unsuspecting members of the public to check their eligibility for the scheme by providing their account details on the portal in order to be paid N50, 000 grant under the Survival Fund Scheme.
“It is pertinent to note that the Project Delivery Office (the coordinating office of the scheme) does not operate any such portal and beneficiaries do not require to go to the website to verify their eligibility for the federal government’s Survival Fund as indicated on the fraudulent portal.
“The website requesting beneficiaries account details is, therefore, a scam. The PDO does not operate any such portal and wishes to advise all Nigerians and beneficiaries of the different tracks of the survival fund to be wary and desist from having dealings with the operators of the site.” the statement concluded.
What you must know.
The survival fund and other various Nigerian federal Government programmes are part of the Economic Sustainability Plan, which aims to support and protect these businesses from the potential vulnerabilities brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.