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Beware Of Fraudsters Sending Fake SMS To Get Your BVNs – CBN Warns Nigerians

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Beware Of Fraudsters Sending Fake SMS To Get Your BVNs – CBN Warns Nigerians

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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.

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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,”.



  1. sola olaniyi

    May 13, 2016 at 8:40 AM

    Good job from CBN..

  2. John Emeka

    May 13, 2016 at 8:50 AM

    Tnx 4 d update..
    D nigeria hardship situation has now increase crime rate in all dimension..
    Even i too do recieve similar text

  3. Metu Nyetu

    May 13, 2016 at 10:37 AM

    I am not that smart of a guy, but God’s grace has always shielded me from those rogues. Here is a message(among many other messages) I got from them on 24th April:

    Dear valued customer, your A*T*M*C*A*R*D has been deactivated. To reactivate, call us on 09092858535.

    One thing that gives them away is that they don’t include a clue to any bank’s name in their sms because they don’t know which bank you deal with. Now, if you have more than a bank keeping your money, you would be confused as to which of them is sending the sms. When a bank sends you an sms, you don’t guess which one.

  4. sharon stone

    May 13, 2016 at 3:24 PM

    thanks for d information

  5. Maryf

    May 13, 2016 at 4:02 PM

    Thanks for the information. All Fraudster shall die

  6. D Hunter

    May 13, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    Ok, seen and noted. Thanks for the info.

    I take a stroll…

  7. fifelomo

    May 14, 2016 at 10:34 PM

    Acknowledged, thanks.

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