Enugu Police Alerts Residents of Fraudsters Hacking into Bank Accounts via BVN, ATMLatest News, News Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu
BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Enugu state police command has alerted members of the public especially residents of the area of activities of some suspected internet fraudster syndicate that specialises in hacking of peoples Bank accounts via their Bank Verification Numbers (B.V.N) and Automated Teller Machine ATM cards.
The state police public Relations officer PPRO, Ebere Amarizu, who disclosed this in a statement made available to African Examiner on Monday in Enugu said its operatives got the hint via intelligence information.
According to him, the information “revealed that some unidentified internet fraudsters hacked into unsuspecting victims Bank Account and siphoned their money via ATM.
He said the “method of operation of this yet to be identified internet fraudsters is that an SMS which reads ”your ATM card has been deactivated and to reactivate it, you should call a certain number”
“They do release the number for alleged confirmation of BVN which is sent to their victim upon which his or her Bank Verification number is demanded and following the development, the victim will receive a debit alert via his quick teller to the fraudsters account.
“The members of the public are advised to be guided by this information in terms of giving of their Bank Verification Number or ATM Card Number to an unknown person”
Amarizu, however, urged the people of the state to ignore any such messages calling for the activation of their ATM card from unknown phone numbers.
He added that when people receive such SMS, they should try to confirm from their bank, so as to avoid falling into the trap of the fraudsters.
The PPRO, hinted that the command has started working out modalities aimed at fishing out those indulging in the unholy act, so as to bring them to book.
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