Opay’s Situation Deepens as Nigerians Discover Unrequested Accounts. Opay, a Nigerian fintech company, has been caught in a storm of controversy after it was discovered that many Nigerians have Opay accounts that were opened without their consent. This has raised concerns about privacy and security, as well as the potential for fraud.
The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) has reacted to the controversy by stating that it is investigating the matter and that it is “committed to protecting the rights of consumers.” The FCCPC has also advised Nigerians to be careful about sharing their personal information online and to report any suspicious activity to the commission immediately.
Opay’s Situation Deepens as Nigerians Discover Unrequested Accounts: X users’ reactions
Twitter users have also reacted to the controversy, with many expressing anger and frustration. Some users have claimed that they have been charged unauthorized fees on their Opay accounts, while others have said that they have been unable to close their accounts.
One Twitter user wrote: “I woke up this morning to find that I have an Opay account that I never opened. I have never used Opay before and I have no idea how they got my information. This is a serious privacy breach and I am very concerned.”
Another Twitter user wrote: “I have been trying to close my Opay account for weeks now, but I have been unable to do so. I have contacted customer service multiple times, but they have been unable to help me. I am very frustrated and I am worried about the security of my personal information.”
Opay has responded to the controversy by stating that it is investigating the matter and that it is committed to protecting its users’ privacy and security. The company has also stated that it will be closing any accounts that were opened without the user’s consent.
However, many Nigerians are still skeptical of Opay’s promises. Some users have said that they will be deleting their Opay accounts and that they will not be using the service again.
It is important to note that this is not the first time that Opay has been involved in controversy. In 2021, the company was accused of running a Ponzi scheme. Opay denied these accusations, but the incident raised concerns about the company’s business practices.