The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has warned Nigerians about some unauthorised websites harvesting people’s data which was issued in a statement by the Commission.

According to the statement, the websites are,,, and

Recall that vigil360 had recently reported about which was discovered to be involved in the commercial distribution of the private data of Nigerians such National Identification Number (NIN), Bank Verification Number (BVN) and other data for as low as N100.

The statement from NIMC reads in part, “The Commission at this moment assures the public that the data of Nigerians has not been compromised and the Commission have not authorised any website or entity to sell or misuse the National Identification Number (NIN) amongst all the identities stated in the report.

“NIMC urges the public to disregard any claims or services these websites offer and should not give their data as they are potentially fraudulent and data provided by the public on such websites are gathered and stored to build the data services they illegally provide.

“Consequently, the public should know that the commission has taken robust measures to safeguard the nation’s database from cyber threats- a secure, world-class, full-proof database is in place.

“The Commission’s infrastructure meets the stringent ISO 27001:2013 information security management system standard, with annual recertification and strict compliance with the Nigerian Data Protection Law.”

The statement further disclosed that NIMC is currently closely working with security agencies in to order to apprehend those behind such websites and also urged the general public to remain vigilant and be cautious about disclosing their personal data.