BVN: Scammers go on the rampage with fake text messages


As Deposit Money Banks in the country continue to lobby the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation to prevail on the Federal Government to back down on the plan to seize monies in the bank accounts of customers without the Bank Verification Number, scammers have capitalised on the situation to fleece unsuspecting bank customers.

Investigations show that bank names are being cloned to appear as GSM numbers, through which the scammers send text messages to customers. The text messages usually come through the same phone numbers with which customers receive alerts on their accounts when sent by their banks.

It may be recalled that banks maintain that they will never ask for account details from customers, whether through phone calls, email, or text messages. Again, customers who maintain accounts with banks are encouraged to contact the banks directly if they have issues to clarify concerning their money or bank account.

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