- A Nigerian man has revealed how scammers emptied his bank account after stealing his phone
- The incident happened after he misplaced his phone in a commercial bus
A Nigerian man identified as Iamcute_dimplez on Instagram has shared his bitter encounter with scammers who emptied his bank account after he lost his smartphone in a bus.
With the intention of making people learn and be more cautious when handling their phones, the young man gave detailed information on how it all happened.
According to him, the incident happened a week ago when he took a bus at Obanikoro bus stop. The bus was heading to Constain/Orile when he highlighted at Ojuelegba. Not long after he did, he discovered his phone was missing and this made him call his number severally.
At some point, the phone got switched off. He took his mind off it temporarily even though he was hoping he would see it again. Later in the day, he tried the number again and this time around, it rang without being answered.
The young man thought the fellow who got hold of the phone probably kept the sim card into another phone as his android phone has a password on it. It also dawned on him that the phone could have been formatted.
He also said he tried reaching his parents in order to let them know the situation on ground. He borrowed the phone of the next passenger beside him to this.
This was when the passenger shared his own experience with the aggrieved man. He told him his account was emptied after his phone got missing; it dawned on Iamcute_dimplez too that his account balance might have been empty by that time too.
See the initial post made by the young man on Instagram:
On getting home, he ran to the nearest ATM and checked his balance. His face got darkened when he saw his hard earned money has been cleared. Unable to keep it all down, the young man wept bitterly in front of the machine.
The young man said he has no idea how he got home as he was shaken. He remembered seeing two heavily loaded tankers as he crossed the Ikorodu Expressway barefooted.
He advised people to be more conscious as they could have their accounts wiped in no time. He said he has no idea how the transaction was done as he could have blocked his number or called his bank immediately it happened.
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