Access Bank to clients: beware of scams

Access Bank has urged its clients to be looking out for fraudsters who’re utilizing new strategies to rip individuals off by preying on the misery that comes with the nation-wide lockdown.

It stated fraudsters contact their potential sufferer through mail, cellphone name or textual content to request for his or her financial institution particulars with the promise of crediting their account, after which they proceed to withdraw the cash within the sufferer’s checking account.

They typically come underneath the guise of authorities officers, social advocates and false non-governmental organisations(NGOs) allotted to share the aid fund that was promised by the federal government.

This, sadly, is a fraudulent scheme and given the state of affairs, a straightforward rip-off to fall for, it stated.

The financial institution’s Executive Director, Retail Banking, Victor Etuokwu, stated: “Access Bank is imploring its clients to be cautious of any message, demanding their private or financial institution particulars.


Customers should keep in mind that the financial institution won’t ever ask for his or her BVN, full card PAN, PIN, cell app activation code, OTP or password as it’s available to the Bank through its database.


Any name, e-mail and textual content message, claiming to be from Access Bank and demanding for any of these particulars is definitely a rip-off.


“Also, clients are suggested to chorus from sharing consumer generated codes when migrating from the outdated Diamond Bank app to the Access More app.

With data of this pin, these fraudsters can acquire entry to your financial institution app, and from there have entry to the cash in your account.’’

Etuokwu suggested clients to be vigilant and report suspicious actions to the financial institution.

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