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Coronavirus Lockdown Bank Scam Alert: Warn Your Loved Ones For Their Safety by OnyeObodo: 7:58am On Mar 31
Hello Nigerians,

I want to use this opportunity to warn you about the new ongoing corona BVN and ATM scam. Please be aware that even though BVN and ATM scam are not entirely new, what I find disturbing about this format is that thy are using the Corona pandemic to scare people. Another disturbing thing is that they called my wife by her name. They are also leveraging on the stay at home order to scare people the more. This implies this is a high level powered scam.

This fraudster and scammer 08106579538 called my wife and this conversation ensued;

Scammmer: Hello, am I talking to Mrs Nkechi Fashola

Wife: Yes

Scammer: Am calling you on the directive of First Bank. The federal government is about to implement a nationwide lock-down and am calling to setup online banking for you.

Wifey: I am not interested. I already have online banking

Scammer: If you don't upgrade too, you will not benefit from the corona virus loans being disbursed very soon (This is where I cut in)

Me: Young man, you are speaking with inspector Kolade of FSARS apapa LION zone

Scammer: (Drops call)


Why I decided to share this even though its an old format is because of two things;

(1) He called my wife by her correct names (Suggesting insider job)

(2) They now leverage on the corona virus pandemic sit at home order! Due to the hunger in the land and the uncertainty of Nigerian government in helping people through this trying times, people may become desperate and give in their personal information. Awareness needs to be crated before people will jump from frying pan to fire.


Believe me when I tell you that the person that called was so professional, precise and apt. This particular scammer knows his onions. They have taken it to a whole new level.

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Re: Coronavirus Lockdown Bank Scam Alert: Warn Your Loved Ones For Their Safety by Iyiataata92: 8:13am On Mar 31
move it to front page so Nairalanders will flash the hell out of that number

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Re: Coronavirus Lockdown Bank Scam Alert: Warn Your Loved Ones For Their Safety by walteriyke: 8:28am On Mar 31
Iyiataata92:
move it to front page so Nairalanders will flash the hell out of that number
lol

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Re: Coronavirus Lockdown Bank Scam Alert: Warn Your Loved Ones For Their Safety by dawnomike(m): 8:31am On Mar 31
Thanks so much for sharing... This will surely give small sense to some gullible fellas grin

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Re: Coronavirus Lockdown Bank Scam Alert: Warn Your Loved Ones For Their Safety by SalesConsultant(m): 1:02pm On Mar 31
They called my wife last week.... the shocking part is they called her full name.

First Bank customers data base has been compromised.

this is serious

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Re: Coronavirus Lockdown Bank Scam Alert: Warn Your Loved Ones For Their Safety by 21sailor: 1:02pm On Mar 31
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Re: Coronavirus Lockdown Bank Scam Alert: Warn Your Loved Ones For Their Safety by GeoandSONSLTD: 1:02pm On Mar 31
Hmmm
Re: Coronavirus Lockdown Bank Scam Alert: Warn Your Loved Ones For Their Safety by slimanyd: 1:02pm On Mar 31
Op ,ure right . Bank officials are now real Vip scammers. Reason why i know is that i toom one old woman to access bank to open an account for her ,someone close to 70years old. His daughter who travelled abroad pleaded i help her . Lo and behold, on getting to the bank , We registered and filled all informations, And after a week, This old woman started receiving calls and sms from scammers. Something that never happened to her since she's been using a phone. It was at that point i knew those bank official are Thieves and scammers . They have a hand in any financial scam that took place as regards any customer account. Reason why i implore the guy whose account suddenly got debited with 400k plus to take it up with those bank officials where he got his atm and account.

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Re: Coronavirus Lockdown Bank Scam Alert: Warn Your Loved Ones For Their Safety by IstandWithGod: 1:02pm On Mar 31
It is well with Nigeria.
Re: Coronavirus Lockdown Bank Scam Alert: Warn Your Loved Ones For Their Safety by blinking001(m): 1:02pm On Mar 31
And you people still think that our darling president is what's wrong with Nigeria. The populace is just too corrupt. Indeed the times are getting scarier by the day.

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Re: Coronavirus Lockdown Bank Scam Alert: Warn Your Loved Ones For Their Safety by obicoolnino: 1:02pm On Mar 31
Anything to scam Nigerians, smh
Re: Coronavirus Lockdown Bank Scam Alert: Warn Your Loved Ones For Their Safety by Gten(m): 1:02pm On Mar 31
Recent happenings in the world calls for sober reflection, if this miscreants don't desist from this behavior, it is my earnest prayer that covid 19 locate them and their kind.

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Re: Coronavirus Lockdown Bank Scam Alert: Warn Your Loved Ones For Their Safety by tammie24: 1:03pm On Mar 31
As expected
They will never stop

If na only me dey operate bank account

These scammers go poor pass church rats

They no go see shishi grin

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Re: Coronavirus Lockdown Bank Scam Alert: Warn Your Loved Ones For Their Safety by Onyekachi419(f): 1:03pm On Mar 31
The hustle is real
Say no to fraud.
Re: Coronavirus Lockdown Bank Scam Alert: Warn Your Loved Ones For Their Safety by Ijeleigbo(m): 1:03pm On Mar 31
Thank you for this expose @Poster! What do you expect? Internet fraudsters are sharpening their skills as the day goes by. The use current events to defraud innocent citizens....
The most alarming of the issue is that gone are the days Nigerian Yahoo Boys only target Americans and Europeans! Now they have taken Local Fraud to the highest level and don't mind duping their own brothers and sisters....
There are so many formats that will need to expose here so Nigerians will know major of their tricks but the Admin should always help us push it to front page not only Covid-19 stories!!!

God bless you Mr poster! You have saved millions of lives from this grand scam!! To all internet Fraudsters, if you don't turn a new leaf, you will be utterly shamed and disgraced. All you have acquired by fraud you will loose them quickly by the twinkle of an eye.....

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Re: Coronavirus Lockdown Bank Scam Alert: Warn Your Loved Ones For Their Safety by COVIK19: 1:03pm On Mar 31
Re: Coronavirus Lockdown Bank Scam Alert: Warn Your Loved Ones For Their Safety by BruncleZuma: 1:03pm On Mar 31
Nigerians

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Re: Coronavirus Lockdown Bank Scam Alert: Warn Your Loved Ones For Their Safety by SoftP(m): 1:04pm On Mar 31
I really don’t know why people fall prey to these persons.

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Re: Coronavirus Lockdown Bank Scam Alert: Warn Your Loved Ones For Their Safety by Vikky014(f): 1:04pm On Mar 31
I know how to waste their airtime. they should call me.

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Re: Coronavirus Lockdown Bank Scam Alert: Warn Your Loved Ones For Their Safety by kozmokaz(m): 1:04pm On Mar 31
Old fmt... Only the greedy ones fall for this trick... That's why he/she had to bring up the fed government corono virus crap to see if he can activate the greed in you

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Re: Coronavirus Lockdown Bank Scam Alert: Warn Your Loved Ones For Their Safety by condralbedez: 1:04pm On Mar 31
Nobi today format,they do collect the data from inec data base or true caller,not an insider anything

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Re: Coronavirus Lockdown Bank Scam Alert: Warn Your Loved Ones For Their Safety by RapistOnBail: 1:04pm On Mar 31

Truecaller reveals ones identity.

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Re: Coronavirus Lockdown Bank Scam Alert: Warn Your Loved Ones For Their Safety by minasota(f): 1:04pm On Mar 31
Dog eat Dog

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Re: Coronavirus Lockdown Bank Scam Alert: Warn Your Loved Ones For Their Safety by Whiziddo: 1:05pm On Mar 31
All those Dropping there Account details on Social Media .. A scammer can easily pick your Full name. Also know you Date of birth and Your phone number.. With the above information he can convince people to fall for there Cheap Scams.


Be guided. Stay Safe. Stay Strong.

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Re: Coronavirus Lockdown Bank Scam Alert: Warn Your Loved Ones For Their Safety by fawole73k(m): 1:05pm On Mar 31
So bad
Re: Coronavirus Lockdown Bank Scam Alert: Warn Your Loved Ones For Their Safety by seedorfg(m): 1:05pm On Mar 31
Shine your eye o


One was even telling on Facebook to give him #500 that he would help me with the federal government money.
I was like who send money to collect money, or am I so desperately foolish to believe him.
Rara ko Jo, my brain dey work 24/7 .

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Re: Coronavirus Lockdown Bank Scam Alert: Warn Your Loved Ones For Their Safety by TIGRITIS: 1:05pm On Mar 31
grin.
Re: Coronavirus Lockdown Bank Scam Alert: Warn Your Loved Ones For Their Safety by tammie24: 1:05pm On Mar 31
Even if the manager of the bank calls I'm not giving any information

Why do you need to call me?

I be dangote?

How much dey my account?

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Re: Coronavirus Lockdown Bank Scam Alert: Warn Your Loved Ones For Their Safety by SweetCunt97(f): 1:05pm On Mar 31
Thank God I don't operate First Bank but I'll be waiting for them sha.
Re: Coronavirus Lockdown Bank Scam Alert: Warn Your Loved Ones For Their Safety by Joefat: 1:05pm On Mar 31
Hmmm

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