The Nursing and Midwifery Council (N&MC) of Ghana on Tuesday warned the public against a fraudulent Facebook page which used its official logo and operated with the name “Nurses and Midwifery Council”.
According to the Council, in an attempt to secure unlawful gain on behalf of the Council the fraudsters have circulated several false correspondences targeted at innocent citizens.
Some of these circulations requested its trainees and practitioners to call some unidentified telephone numbers to transact business on behalf of the Council.
A statement issued in Accra, by the statutory mandated N&MC and copied to the Ghana News Agency, therefore, urged its members and the general public to be careful of the fraudulent Facebook page created in its name.
The statement signed by the Registrar of the Council said the N&MC is working with the appropriate state security agencies to arrest the operators of the fake account and called for cooperation from the public.
“The Registrar and Management of the Council wish to state categorically that the Facebook page operating with our logo and the name Nurses and Midwifery Council is not the official Facebook page of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana.”
The statement Council cautioned the general public especially nursing and midwifery trainees and practitioners that any information displayed on the Nurses and Midwifery Council Facebook page was not from them, and any person who transacted business with the managers of the page did so at their own risk.
They further cautioned its members and the general public that all announcements and information from the Council would be published on its official website.
Other official social media handles were; Twitter; (NMCGH_Official), Instagram (nmcgh_official), Skype (nmcghana2016) and Emails to; email@example.com for all information about the Council.
They also called for the support of the Ghana Police Service and the general public to aid in the arrest of the fraudsters to help curb the menace of fraud.