Scam Alert: NBA Warn Members not to pay Bar Practice Fees to Internet Fraudsters, Releases Help Lines

 

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has issued a notice alerting Lawyers that Internet fraudsters posing as NBA officers are on social media platforms and attempting to deceive lawyers into paying their Bar Practicing Fees (BPF) to some Accounts or via fraudulent links. To safeguard against falling victim to such scams, NBA released details of the NBA Help Desk.

The notice signed by the NBA General Secretary Adesina Adegbite Esq restated the fact that the only way to pay BPF is through the NBA app or the official portal at https://portal.nigerianbar.org.ng/login.

SEE THE NOTICE BELOW:

SCAM ALERT: IMPORTANT NOTICE ON BPF PAYMENT

Distinguished Colleagues, 
It has been brought to the attention of the National Executive Committee that some unscrupulous elements are portraying themselves as the NBA help desk officers on Instagram and other social media platforms requesting or advising members to make direct payment of BPF to some Accounts or via fraudulent links. One of the fraudulent numbers is +234 810 820 8068. 
 KINDLY NOTE that the only official means for payment of Bar Practicing Fee is via the official NBA Portal https://portal.nigerianbar.org.ng/login. Please do not make direct payment into any Account or via any link other than the official NBA portal. 
PLEASE NOTE further that to ensure prompt services are rendered to all members of the Association that may need to access the Secretariat, the Bar Services Department shall open tomorrow (Friday, 29th March, 2024) to render such services. Should you have any enquiries, please call any of the following Membership Officers: Ezekiel: 07037000903 Bayo: 08028833422 Glory: 08036792832 Sime: 08099246592.
Avoid falling victim of cyber criminals by engaging with the above numbers only. 
Thank you.
Adesina Adegbite FICMC, MCArb 
General Secretary 

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