May 13, 2016 – Beware Of Fraudsters Sending Fake SMS To Get Your BVNs – CBN Warns Nigerians
A message from the Central Bank of Nigeria on the desperate activities of fraudsters in Nigeria.
The statement made available to reporters by acting CBN Communications Director Isaac Okorafor in Abuja today warned customers not to reply text messages from individuals pretending to be Customer Care representatives of the CBN, asking for Personal Identification Numbers or Bank Verification Numbers.
See the press statement below;
“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 that neither the CBN, deposit money banks nor their employees or agents would ever call bank customers or send email, text messages requesting for passwords or cards’ details.
“Bank customers are therefore advised to personally visit their banks for any issue requiring disclosure of personal bank details,”.