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Beware of fraudulent SMS on ATM cards-CBN warns Bank customers

CBN GOVERNOR EMMEFIELE

CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele

By Etuka Sunday

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has warned bank customers to beware of text messages from fraudsters demanding details of their debit (ATM) cards as well as their Personal Identification Numbers (PIN), under the pretext of being Customer Care representatives of the CBN.

The Apex bank said, such messages are intended to lure bank account holders to reveal their personal details which the fraudsters could use to defraud them.

A statement by the  Ag. Director, Corporate Communications, Isaac Okorafor‎ said, “CBN again wishes to caution bank customers against falling prey to the activities of unscrupulous individuals who demand for the details of their debit (ATM) cards as well as their Personal Identification Numbers (PIN), under the pretext of being Customer Care representatives of the CBN.

“Those messages and calls are intended to lure bank account holders to reveal their personal details which the fraudsters could use to defraud them.

“The public is therefore warned, yet again, that neither the Central Bank of Nigeria and deposit money banks nor their employees or agents would ever call bank customers or send e-mail/text messages requesting for passwords, card details or personal identification numbers (PIN).

“Bank customers are therefore advised to personally visit their banks for any issue requiring disclosure of personal bank details,” the statement said.

 

 

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