In support of the Government effort to fight electronic fraud in Nigeria and to prevent fraudsters from labeling Nigeria with a negative reputation in the new generation of digital innovation, the CDIN (Cryptography Development Initiative in Nigeria) has created a platform named “Nigeria Blockchain Alliance” to bring together law enforcement agents, military personnel’s, legal practitioners, forensic investigators, bankers, merchants, investors and government agencies in Nigeria for collaboration.
As the world goes through another round of digital revolution, there are immense opportunities to re-position Nigerian Economy for growth by addressing inherent risks in the technology innovations.
Members of the public are hereby encouraged to report any case of cryptocurrency scams involving Nigerians by sending an email to the addresses below.
1. Email subject should read “Fighting Cryptocurrency Scams in Nigeria”
2. Include a name, telephone number and address (For contact).
3. A proper introduction of the complainant with all necessary personal details
4. Complainant sufficient evidence, facts, documents, sources of information including but not limited to evidence of bank transactions, cryptocurrency transactions, phone conversation, chat history, email addresses, contact addresses, pictures, video, a witness etc.
5. “If anonymous, email should have a contact number in case some evidence need to be verified.”
- The Nigeria Blockchain Alliance is only a voluntary service by well-meaning Nigerian Youth intended to complement the efforts of the government agencies in fighting electronic fraud in Nigeria.
- All reports and accusations will be investigated in conjunction with the law enforcement agents and actions taken in line with the existing legal provisions of Nigeria including the New Evidence Act 2011 and the Cybercrime Act 2015.
- Only cases of cryptocurrency’s fraud will be taken up by the Nigeria Blockchain Alliance.
“if you don’t own the keys, you don’t own the coins” (for example web wallets or exchanges) and “if you hand over the keys (have them stolen) or sign a transaction to the wrong destination then you just learned a lesson the hard way”.