N75bn Survival Fund: “Beware of scammers using fraudulent websites,” FG warns applicants

The Federal Government has warned applicants for its N75bn MSME Survival Fundabout the activities of some scammers, through dubious websites,  demanding account details, before giving applicants N50,000.
The warning was disclosed  in a press statement  issued in Calabar by the Project Delivery Office, PDO in the the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, ’
The PDO is managed by the SA to the President on MSMEs, Office of the Vice President, Tola Johnson.
The Ministry, in its Press release statement said:  “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-gov-ng.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 MSME Survival Fund is a stimulus  package of the Nigeria Economic Sustainability Plan,introduced by the Federal to cushion the effects of covid-19 on busineses.

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