The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has called on Nigerians to ignore messages from the commission that claim their banks have sent reports of fraudulent transactions on their accounts.
This is contained in a statement signed by the commission’s Head, Media and Publicity, Mr Wilson Uwujaren and made available on Wednesday in Abuja.
The commission said that the warning followed complaints of receipt of several calls and e-mails from the commission by members of the public.
It said that complaints stated that the commission allegedly sent mails to them requesting for their bank details following reports of fraudulent transactions on their accounts.
It further gave an example of one of such mails as follows: “Dear Sir/Madam, your bank has sent in a report of fraudulent transaction on your bank account. This link scanned_Document.pdf shows a list of suspicious transactions. You are to peruse and report to the address in the invitation letter on the link. Please, note that failure to do this, we will begin the process of closing all your accounts using your BVN. Failure to report will be dealt with seriously. Click on View Download V.”
The commission said that such mail and others in similar fashion did not emanate from EFCC.
“It is not the commission’s modus operandi to request members of the public to send report of fraudulent transaction on their bank account.
“The public are advised to report mails or calls from suspected scammers to the EFCC via the following: firstname.lastname@example.org,’’ the statement said.
According to the statement, the public can also reach the commission through the following hotlines: 09-9044571, 09-9044572, 09-9044573, or via the facebook platform: www.facebook.com/officialefcc.