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Personal information is the new target and by all means possible, fraudsters are collecting whatever can get them through to your financials and make them smile to the Bank.

What are the information they are looking for?
Full name
User name(s)
Email address
Phone No.
State of Origin
State of Residence
Date of Birth
National ID
Driver's Licence
Credit/Debit card details
Mother’s maiden name
Place of birth
Passport ID

How are Fraudsters getting these info?

Refers to criminal activity that attempts to fraudulently obtain sensitive information through a fake email or link.

The email usually looks real and sometimes mimic your Bank's communication.

When you click, it takes you to a lookalike site but it is FAKE.
Attached are phishing emails targeted at Bank customers to fraudulently obtain sensitive information from them.


Criminals also use the phone to solicit your personal information. Vishing relies on “social engineering” techniques to trick you into providing information that others can use to access and use your important accounts.
Some will call you to send them a code that was just delivered to your phone.

Stories like: I mistakenly used your number in a registration because it looks like mine.... a code has been forwarded to you and that you should please send to them.

They are SCAMMERS!!!
They are probably trying to reset your account and need the code to complete the process.

No bank will call you to ask for your personal info.

No bank will call you with GSM line except there was a prior engagement.

When in doubt - you are most often correct.

Smishing uses text messages to lure Customers in. Often the text will contain a link or phone no.

They tell you your BVN is going to be blocked or your ATM Card will be deactivated by the CBN or your Bank and they need your card number and other info to activate it.
Ignore such SMS or forward to @NgComCommission and your Telco @MTNNG @AirtelNigeria @GloCare @9mobileng @9mobilengCare

Hacker installs malicious code on a personal computer or server. This code then redirects clicks you make on a Web site to another fraudulent Web site without your consent or knowledge.

Do not be too easy to release your card details on just any site.
Few rules:

Ensure you know the Merchant or e-commerce site very well.

Check their Contact & About us

Be sure a physical add exist

Check that the site is secure with HTTPS, which should have a LOCKED KEY SYMBOL.

When the offer looks ridiculous, low prices, take caution
Whenever conversations start getting to your username, password, PIN, Card Details, bank information, etc...start thinking the worst.

MOST OF THE TIME, stop any action and if you must call...check your Bank's website for their contact and clear your doubt.

Stay safe #Beware
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