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GTBank Is Opening Unsolicited Bank Accounts For Unsuspecting Customers Unawares by tk4rd: 5:09pm On Jul 26
The latest trick now coming from the GTBank is that they are opening GTB accounts for people unawares.
It happened to me, and I am not happy...
Take my case for instance, I didn't fill any GTB form whether at office or at home or anywhere, I have never dialled their *739# or whatever code which they shared on hand-fans to people, I didn't even collect the hand-fan immediately I noticed it belonged to GTB.
I have never been to any of the GTB branches for anything for more than three years now, not even to pay into another person's account, nor even to use their ATM., yet GTBank went ahead and created an account for me, and sent the account number to my phone, and requested that I supply my BVN to them.
I got alerted in my sixth-sense, that some scammers have remembered my phone number and wanted to scam me in the guise of GTB.. I laughed it off.
But on a second thought, I started wondering if the account number was scam, or whether it was actually real.
I decided to transfer money into it using my bank's mobile app, so as to see the name that will come out on it.
Lo and behold, it was my name there on the account.. And it means that GTB already has my name and some other information about me in their database, even when I have practically nothing to do with them.
That means, for real,, GTBank actually opened the account for me. But how did they get my name.?
I am really wondering how information about me got to them in the first place.
.
In fact, who are the people that breached their privacy policy and shared information about me, including my phone number to GTB?? How many other firms and groups and individuals (whether good or bad) had these same people shared information about me to apart from GTB?
My fellow Nairalanders, believe me, I feel so unsecured and electronically raped right now at this very moment.
As it is now,, Whichever firm is it that sold (or shared, or gifted) information about unsuspecting innocent citizens of this country to GTB (and to any other unknown firms yet), had committed a grave atrocity by going against the privacy of their clients/customers.
Funny enough, it wasn't only me they opened such accounts for. They did it to so many people, and a greater percentage of them had been ranting on their social media handles and timelines. Other people kept mute and ignored it altogether, thinking that it is nothing.
But to me, it is a big “Something”. I see something very huge and very very bad about it.
This just means that, very soon all the other banks and Insurance Firms and many other firms we know nothing about, both in Nigeria and beyond, would also get information about unsuspecting citizens from whichever sources that had decided not to protect the privacy of their trusted customers and clients, and then open unsolicited accounts in their names and forward the new account details to their phones, and start expecting them to come and be using the new accounts just like that.
That is not just Fair.
Something needs to be done about this, and it must be done quickly.
.....
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Facebook commited a similar breach of privacy policy, and the penalty on Facebook for such an offence was really huge..
https://www.nairaland.com/5320518/facebook-fined-5-billion-breaching

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Re: GTBank Is Opening Unsolicited Bank Accounts For Unsuspecting Customers Unawares by tk4rd: 5:19pm On Jul 26
Lalasticlala pls push this post to the front.
Most of our fellow Nigerians are not aware that GTB and their “Customer Information Suppliers” had entered into big trouble with them by virtue of sharing information about them without their prior notice...

cc. Seun, Dominique, Mynd44..
The message came in like this:
...
Dear Customer,
Your Acct No is
0481**3249.
Kindly visit any
branch to enrol
for BVN or link
your existing
BVN via ATMs or
dial *737*20#
.
Sender:
GTBank

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...
I went to the bank after-all..
And I met with their customer care too..
And yes, they accepted that they opened the account for me in my name, and that they intended it to be my account, and for me to use it as my account.
But then, they couldn't explain to me how they got my phone number and my name. They also couldn't explain to me why they opened the account, and what purpose the account should serve to me.
All they were just busy doing was,, trying to preach to me so that I can accept the account.. That's All

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Re: GTBank Is Opening Unsolicited Bank Accounts For Unsuspecting Customers Unawares by civilserva: 5:41pm On Jul 26
This is identity theft. Someone somewhere opened the account with your data to scam people or collect ransom deposit.

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Re: GTBank Is Opening Unsolicited Bank Accounts For Unsuspecting Customers Unawares by muderkid(m): 9:24pm On Jul 26
This exact thing occurred to me, despite having an account with them.

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Re: GTBank Is Opening Unsolicited Bank Accounts For Unsuspecting Customers Unawares by Explorers(m): 8:45am On Jul 31
Tk4rd
Re: GTBank Is Opening Unsolicited Bank Accounts For Unsuspecting Customers Unawares by Damfostopper(m): 9:48am On Jul 31
is this for real?
Re: GTBank Is Opening Unsolicited Bank Accounts For Unsuspecting Customers Unawares by tofolo(m): 9:51am On Jul 31
[quote author=tk4rd post=80654441][/quote] lets see a screen shot of the sms you received.

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Re: GTBank Is Opening Unsolicited Bank Accounts For Unsuspecting Customers Unawares by tk4rd: 1:58pm On Jul 31
Re: GTBank Is Opening Unsolicited Bank Accounts For Unsuspecting Customers Unawares by tk4rd: 1:59pm On Jul 31
tofolo:
lets see a screen shot of the sms you received.
I will do that shortly.
Re: GTBank Is Opening Unsolicited Bank Accounts For Unsuspecting Customers Unawares by tk4rd: 2:01pm On Jul 31
Damfostopper:
is this for real?
This is for real. And it had happened to many people already.

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Re: GTBank Is Opening Unsolicited Bank Accounts For Unsuspecting Customers Unawares by tk4rd: 2:01pm On Jul 31
tofolo:
lets see a screen shot of the sms you received.
I will do that shortly.
Re: GTBank Is Opening Unsolicited Bank Accounts For Unsuspecting Customers Unawares by tk4rd: 2:02pm On Jul 31
muderkid:
This exact thing occurred to me, despite having an account with them.
You can imagine.
They don't even know their already existing and established customers.

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Re: GTBank Is Opening Unsolicited Bank Accounts For Unsuspecting Customers Unawares by tk4rd: 2:05pm On Jul 31
civilserva:
This is identity theft. Someone somewhere opened the account with your data to scam people or collect ransom deposit.

This is unbelievable.!!
Was that the real purpose of the unsolicited accounts??
Re: GTBank Is Opening Unsolicited Bank Accounts For Unsuspecting Customers Unawares by muderkid(m): 4:03pm On Jul 31
tk4rd:
You can imagine.
They don't even know their already existing and established customers.
I can't risk keeping a dime in the account now.

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Re: GTBank Is Opening Unsolicited Bank Accounts For Unsuspecting Customers Unawares by tk4rd: 4:11pm On Jul 31
Explorers:
Tk4rd
I am here.. See another person (below) who got an account opened for him, yet he didn't fill any form..

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Re: GTBank Is Opening Unsolicited Bank Accounts For Unsuspecting Customers Unawares by tk4rd: 9:25am On Aug 01
Lalasticlala... Do quick and get the masses know about this.
The Account numbers and names in the pictures I uploaded were blurred out, so as to keep my name and other information about me hidden from the public eyes.
I don't think anybody was expecting me to allow such information out here unguarded on Nairaland??

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Re: GTBank Is Opening Unsolicited Bank Accounts For Unsuspecting Customers Unawares by tk4rd: 9:27am On Aug 01
The truth remains clear... They had done the same thing to millions of other Nigerians already.

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Re: GTBank Is Opening Unsolicited Bank Accounts For Unsuspecting Customers Unawares by tk4rd: 11:31am On Aug 10
Lalasticlala, Mynd44.. Do the needful.
They continued opening more accounts.
A friend of mine just complained that it happened to him on Thursday..
This is very bad.

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Re: GTBank Is Opening Unsolicited Bank Accounts For Unsuspecting Customers Unawares by lalasticlala(m): 12:39pm On Aug 10
They opened for me too. I was surprised. I had to check via mobile app to see if my name will show when I type the account number. My name appeared.

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Re: GTBank Is Opening Unsolicited Bank Accounts For Unsuspecting Customers Unawares by datola: 12:47pm On Aug 10
Doubtful!
Re: GTBank Is Opening Unsolicited Bank Accounts For Unsuspecting Customers Unawares by Midas01: 12:49pm On Aug 10
Hmm
Re: GTBank Is Opening Unsolicited Bank Accounts For Unsuspecting Customers Unawares by emeijeh(m): 12:49pm On Aug 10
Seems their server was hacked grin

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Re: GTBank Is Opening Unsolicited Bank Accounts For Unsuspecting Customers Unawares by BiafranBushBoy: 12:49pm On Aug 10
Lol

I think there is a security breach somewhere...

Some people have taken over their database and opening accounts.

The aren't doing it on purpose.

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Re: GTBank Is Opening Unsolicited Bank Accounts For Unsuspecting Customers Unawares by SEGLIZ: 12:49pm On Aug 10
................ this is rather criminal.
someone should do the needful to stop all this institution from taking us for a free ride.
a law suit by individuals or joint suit would not be too bad.
they do all this because they know nothing would happen, nobi Nigerians the usual thought.
Lalasticlala is even confirming he's also a victim of this privacy breach and unsolicited service. I want to believe the banks are making profit on those accounts either it is funded or not (I stand to be corrected on that assertion).

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Re: GTBank Is Opening Unsolicited Bank Accounts For Unsuspecting Customers Unawares by DBlackCeazer(m): 12:50pm On Aug 10
I am just tired of Gtbank.
Anyone with idea on how to close my savings account with them from outside Nigeria?
These guys don't attend to your issues on time, my savings account with a tangible sum does not get any interest, they said I can only initiate 3 outbound transactions or forfeit the interest, ok, but one outbound transactions equals two because of vat and commission debits. Very annoying bank.

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Re: GTBank Is Opening Unsolicited Bank Accounts For Unsuspecting Customers Unawares by DameB(f): 12:50pm On Aug 10
Take this up with them on twitter they will respond

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Re: GTBank Is Opening Unsolicited Bank Accounts For Unsuspecting Customers Unawares by WalkerMichael(m): 12:50pm On Aug 10
it's a thing! has been happening to somepeople. i hope they find something to do about it.
Re: GTBank Is Opening Unsolicited Bank Accounts For Unsuspecting Customers Unawares by ikorodureporta: 12:51pm On Aug 10
lalasticlala:
They opened for me too. I was surprised. I had to check via mobile app to see if my name will show when I type the account number. My name appeared.

they even Kno lala cheesy

Make una no use d account-o! Na scam from bankers.

I get 1st bank account that alerts me with somebody's name. I've been wondering what's going on, but it looks like the marketer I met opened a sub account under his name for me

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Re: GTBank Is Opening Unsolicited Bank Accounts For Unsuspecting Customers Unawares by 01mcfadden(m): 12:51pm On Aug 10
Digging their own grave .
Re: GTBank Is Opening Unsolicited Bank Accounts For Unsuspecting Customers Unawares by Kendumazy(m): 12:51pm On Aug 10
If it's Mtn or Etisalat that did this, billions of naira fines will drop on their head. Let's see what the senate has to say about this.

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Re: GTBank Is Opening Unsolicited Bank Accounts For Unsuspecting Customers Unawares by adewumiopeyemi(m): 12:52pm On Aug 10
Na was ooo shey na by force to open account with GTB bank...

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Re: GTBank Is Opening Unsolicited Bank Accounts For Unsuspecting Customers Unawares by 9jaPromo(f): 12:52pm On Aug 10
Dey do pay 100 for each customer u bring....
It's real

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