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.
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.
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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.”