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Nigerian Police Peveals New Scam Method Fraudsters Are Now Using To Defraud People

The Kwara state commissioner of police, Olusola Amore, on Friday, March 3, revealed the new ways internet scammers have found to start defrauding people.

In a statement made available by the

command’s Public Relations Officer, Ajayi

Okasanmi, the commissioner of police revealed

that, the fraudsters’ earlier scam of sending out

text messages to people claiming that their

Bank Verification Number (BVN) had been

deactivated was no longer effective, hence their

new strategy.
Kwara state Commissioner of Police, Olusola Amore
He said the new tactics by the fraudsters is to

send an e-mail to people’s phones as if it

emanated from their bank’s e-mail service.
He added that the fraudsters would inform

their victims that N7,000 or more had been

debited from their account as subscription fee

for the bank’s monthly digest magazine and

that the charges would be deducted monthly.
Amore said: “Once the link is clicked on, a page

will open where the bank details and Automated

Teller Machine information of the victim is

required. If the information is provided, they are

able to gain access into the victim’s personal

account.The command is therefore using this

medium to alert members of the public on this

new scam method so as to guide against falling

victim. The safety of lives and property of

residents of Kwara State is paramount to the

command, hence, people are advised to be more

vigilant.”

Be aware 

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