Just recently in Edo state, three male teenagers were arrested after revealing how they pose as SIM registration agents to transfer money from people’s phones.
They guys identified as David Lucky, Louis Ogidamen and Theophilus Oko, were arrested by the Edo state police command. One of the boys 19-year-old Lucky, disclosed how they had posed as registration agents for a telecoms company, as they offer SIM to register new SIM cards for their customers.
Punch reported that, they were also alleged to have offered to assist their victims to enable financial transactions on their mobile phones and in the process, transferred money from the victims’ accounts to their own account.
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Lucky said that the sum N210, 000 was transferred from the accounts of three of their victims on the eve of the New Year through the code of a popular commercial bank. He said:
“We used to work for a telecoms company. When we see people with big phones, we told them that they could watch satellite TV stations on their phones. We also offered to help them with their subscription. Through that process, we also transferred money from people’s accounts. We transferred N100, 000 each from the accounts of two individuals and N10, 000 from another account.”
He said one of their victims alerted the police when she discovered a deduction in her account and raised the alarm.