CBN alerts bank customers of fraudulent sms on ATM cards


The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday cautioned 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,” CBN Ag. Director, Corporate Communications, Isaac Okorafor, said.

He added in a statement issued in Abuja: “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.


Source: News Express

  • Photo shows CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele.

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