By Chinelo Obogo
Ethiopian airlines has warned the public to be wary of scammers who post fake promotions and payment platforms in Nigeria for different airlines.
In a statement by the General Manager of Ethiopian Airlines Nigeria, Shimeles Arage, the airline appealed to the public to always crosscheck its website and payment advice sent to them as many travelers are falling victim to these scammers.
“There has been a recent increase in the activity of scammers who post fake promotions and payment platforms in Nigeria for different airlines. This necessitates a notice to travelers and the public to beware of these criminals. The management of Ethiopian Airlines is appealing to the public to always crosscheck the website and payment advice sent to them as many travelers are falling victim to these scammers.
“It has come to our notice that scammers and hackers are setting up fake websites with similar names to ours to deceive passengers. Our official website is www.ethiopianairlines.com and you can download our app for easier and safer transactions. Ethiopian Airlines will not call you for payment or ask you to pay into any account. Ethiopian Airlines has offices in four cities in Nigeria and can be reached at the international airports in Kano, Enugu, Abuja and Lagos. Please do crosscheck all links before making payments,” he said.