Air Peace Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Allen Onyema, has alerted the public to the existence of several fake Facebook accounts created by fraudsters in his name to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.
A statement issued by the airline’s Corporate Communications Manager, Mr. Chris Iwarah, said Onyema had no Facebook or any other social media account.
The existing social media accounts with the name and pictures of the carrier’s boss, the statement warned, were the creation of criminal elements seeking to swindle members of the public out of their hard-earned money.
“Our attention has been drawn to several social media accounts in the name of the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema. Some of the accounts, especially on Facebook, bear the pictures and other materials connected to our chairman.
“For the avoidance of any doubt, we confirm that all the accounts are fake and were created by fraudsters intent on scamming members of the public of their hard-earned money and other valuables. Air Peace Chairman has no Facebook or any other social media account and has not authorised anyone to open or maintain any in his name.
“Members of the public are, therefore, advised to refrain from dealing with the fraudsters posing as the Chairman of Air Peace and report any suspicious representation in his name to security agents for action,” the statement said.