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Have Fraudsters Invaded The BVN System? by SearchFirst: 9:21am On Apr 23
Beware Of Fraud. Seems Fraudsters Have Invaded The Bvn System

Just got a call from one mobile number telling me they are upgrading the BVN system. He called out my full name, bvn number, and was trying to confirm my date of birth.

Three things i drew conclusion on. Either the BVN system has been infiltrated, or the banks have disposed sensitive documents carelessly, or essential workers in those banks are giving out customers details to fraudsters

Please put it on front page for wider circulation. The Fraudsters number is busy, so he may be calling many customers.

Fraudster's number: 09064137669

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Re: Have Fraudsters Invaded The BVN System? by X0012(m): 9:50am On Apr 23
Blame it on fakes apps and loan apps who fail to protect their user's information.

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Re: Have Fraudsters Invaded The BVN System? by SearchFirst: 10:13am On Apr 23
Lalasticlala fp pls

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Re: Have Fraudsters Invaded The BVN System? by GMBuhari: 10:31am On Apr 23
This isn't new

But just to be safe

Stop filling all thr forms you see on whatsapp broadcasts,

FG is not sending money to anyone yet

All those foundations popping up here-and-there are not real too, all they do is harvest your information

Finally one link went viral 3-4 weeks ago about CBN business loan for enteprenure I believe some people were behind that too


Bottom line remain careful where you drop your info



And when they call you with mtn glo airtel looking number, don't reveal your details

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Re: Have Fraudsters Invaded The BVN System? by halimi26: 4:54pm On May 23
SearchFirst:
Beware of Fraudsters.

Just got a call from one mobile number telling me they are upgrading the BVN system. He called out my full name, bvn number, and was trying to confirm my date of birth.

Three things i drew conclusion on. Either the BVN system has been infiltrated, or the banks have disposed sensitive documents carelessly, or essential workers in those banks are giving out customers details to fraudsters

Lalasticlala , Seun, mynd44, please put it on front page for wider circulation. The Fraudsters number is busy, so he may be calling many customers.

Fraudster's number: 09064137669
I had the exact same experience today and the fraudsters number IS exactly thesame

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Re: Have Fraudsters Invaded The BVN System? by Queenlyz: 5:34pm On May 23
Please who has seen that message is it real

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Re: Have Fraudsters Invaded The BVN System? by chuksbaby: 7:15pm On May 23
i even tire. about 48hrs ago, those guys called my wife and called her bvn, age, location..

at the end na cc details them want and a verification code they sent her.. na shout them cut the phone

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Re: Have Fraudsters Invaded The BVN System? by Sacchi1162(m): 7:15pm On May 23
Please when you receive any call from a bank, don't divulge any information on the phone. Take time and go to the bank and confirm because these people are desperate to scam o

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Re: Have Fraudsters Invaded The BVN System? by KINGTELLER: 7:15pm On May 23
... Nigeria banking system is even safe, Northern America banking system is so porous...

With the poor security system of our society & I dont care atitude of our law enforcement agency back home, If Nigeria banks practise or run the kind of banking systems here, 9ja bank will run dry.

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Re: Have Fraudsters Invaded The BVN System? by Exc2000: 7:15pm On May 23
cool


Local Scammers should be beaten to death and their corpse donated as cadaver to a teaching Hospital so that their scrotum sac could be dissected in a pratical lab session

Not only is Nigeria poverty capital of the world, with 30% unemployment rate, GDP per capita of less than $2,028.18 USD you still want to scam Nigeria Ogun go kee you, your mate are scamming US, Australia , UAE all with over $50,000 USD GDP per capita with little or no poverty

Anyways, to the O.P, its not about bank compromise, its called Data Mining using webcrwlers , this is how big tech company stay afloat by selling user data to willing buyers, all the forms (Registration forms etc) you have filled online on sites that use browser cockies are mined, a smart guy just need to use his social engineering skills to skim out data from you

with a Software program that cost less than $100 Pro Email and Contacts Extractor, and a good Bulk SMS site that can bypass DND (do not disturb) you are good to go for this evil useless poverty scam

Bankers don't have time for this kind of children, I never chop scam.. bankers do account flashing and clearing, which banker would be chasing change and risking his or her job over peanut scam, when he seats all day infront of finacle software and Turnkey

.

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Re: Have Fraudsters Invaded The BVN System? by fashrola(m): 7:15pm On May 23
Blame it on fake loan shark apps and providers scattered all over the country

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Re: Have Fraudsters Invaded The BVN System? by gungab(m): 7:15pm On May 23
Bank staff also compromised

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Re: Have Fraudsters Invaded The BVN System? by yusufobinna1(m): 7:16pm On May 23
Nigerians we love to scam ourselves.

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Re: Have Fraudsters Invaded The BVN System? by GodPunishBiafra: 7:16pm On May 23
Haha

What a useless country.
The fraudsters even continues to use the same number for long now and our useless intelligence can't track them down for a good mob action before hanging.

What a shame.

I'm sure it'd be one on this mischievous sacked staff of a bank...

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Re: Have Fraudsters Invaded The BVN System? by Millennialaku: 7:16pm On May 23
local scammers angry angry
Re: Have Fraudsters Invaded The BVN System? by Naija246: 7:16pm On May 23
fraudsters no invade anything.
Alot of Nigerians are being tricked by various apps on the play store to reveal their bvn...most of these apps are run by criminal networks all over the world.

Some unscrupulous people are also tricking Nigerians to give up their bvn when registering for national ID.
My gf was asked to provide her bvn when she went to register her national ID recently.
Fortunately for her she called me and I advised against giving it up.


Someone should correct me if I'm wrong but is bvn number now a requirement for registering a national ID card?

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Re: Have Fraudsters Invaded The BVN System? by princeogbeide1(m): 7:16pm On May 23
Some bankers are employed to scam. If you don't have money in your account they won't call you. They focus on scamming elderly people with fixed balances. There is always a goat among sheeps. The banking system is not 100 percent secured.

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Re: Have Fraudsters Invaded The BVN System? by WetSmoke: 7:16pm On May 23
It is real. A neighbor was also called. They told her she will receive a code which she did. She called out the code to them and that was all. Her money was wiped. She didn't even divulge any card details.

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Re: Have Fraudsters Invaded The BVN System? by Ayemileto(m): 7:16pm On May 23
Do you use first bank?

In most cases, it's the bank that gives out details of users to fraudsters.

It only happens when you have a reasonable sum of money in your account.

They'll never ever call broke people.

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Re: Have Fraudsters Invaded The BVN System? by Rgade: 7:16pm On May 23
Where are them loafers that keep saying that Yahoo boys are helping us bring back treasures looted by oyinbos..
But I keep receiving messages about BVN upgrade from my humble abode in trans ekulu Enugu.
Perhaps Enugu looks like England
Abi I resemble the Brits wey loot una?
I will keep advocating for death penalty for all Yahoo boys.
Fraudsters are getting smarter.
Slawormir.

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Re: Have Fraudsters Invaded The BVN System? by ecolime(m): 7:16pm On May 23
Hmmm..

There is no invasion anywhere. These can be gotten by fraudsters from bank registers, loan Apps, Credit bureau, NIMC and several other places.

Never give out your personal details to anybody over the phone or via email and you will be fine.

BTW, nobody on earth can defraud you electronically without you compromising your secret PINs i.e ATM Password, OTP, Mobile password, Online password etc.

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Re: Have Fraudsters Invaded The BVN System? by PhenomenalAustin: 7:16pm On May 23
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Re: Have Fraudsters Invaded The BVN System? by Lamiri: 7:16pm On May 23
SearchFirst:
Beware Of Fraud. Seems Fraudsters Have Invaded The Bvn System

Just got a call from one mobile number telling me they are upgrading the BVN system. He called out my full name, bvn number, and was trying to confirm my date of birth.

Three things i drew conclusion on. Either the BVN system has been infiltrated, or the banks have disposed sensitive documents carelessly, or essential workers in those banks are giving out customers details to fraudsters

Please put it on front page for wider circulation. The Fraudsters number is busy, so he may be calling many customers.

Fraudster's number: 09064137669
they got it through social engineering
Re: Have Fraudsters Invaded The BVN System? by SolutionsGuy: 7:17pm On May 23
From the information you gave, we cannot say they got it from bank. Did they mention your banking details?

BVN is littered inside, and displayed so openly at NIMC enrolment centres. People seeking national identity cards often fill in BVN and it's left open on the desks so carelessly. Often times, a pack of forms are given to people to identify theirs. Anything they do with others info we don't know.

We are so lousy with what should be protected information. It's left for us to protect the remaining info like ATM cards details, PIN and other things the fraudsters don't know.

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Re: Have Fraudsters Invaded The BVN System? by Okeytus(m): 7:17pm On May 23
hmm
Re: Have Fraudsters Invaded The BVN System? by Mordecai(m): 7:17pm On May 23
grin

Points to note:

The BVN database is open to thousands of people, commercial bank staff, microfinance bank staff, government agencies, tax agencies, embassy, finance intelligence unit, efcc, some police offices, NIMC, CAC, and a host of others.

So information on BVN is to be considered information in public domain.

However, no one can access your sensitive bank details using your BVN.

It's on you to protect yourself by NEVER giving out sensitive information like card numbers, OTP, PIN etc.

You can post your BVN here online and no one will be able to do anything with it.

As for the phone number you posted here, if it is not Ganduje's former glo line, don't bother.
When our police get tired of arresting people for naming their dogs after Buhari, or for buying Aunty's discarded phone number from MTN, they might take a look at your report.

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Re: Have Fraudsters Invaded The BVN System? by LaIabobo: 7:17pm On May 23
Firstly, Your BVN is actually not private. It is found everywhere. From NIMC, loan company, investment apps, various online registration. Those Data are mined by various tech companies.

Another thing to note it that the Fraudster called you to get information needed to defraud you. If not why did he bother to call you??

Gaining access to your BVN details is not enough to steal your money. They need your PIN, card details, or OTP.

That's why they keep calling and calling people hoping someone would be dumb enough to reveal his or her card details.

Even US and UK banks are not spared. Scammers have been dealing with them since time immemorial.

Just so you know, our banking system is actually safer than some other western countries.


Ayemileto:
Do you use first bank?

In most cases, it's the bank that gives out details of users to fraudsters.

It only happens when you have a reasonable sum of money in your account.

They'll never ever call broke people.
lol, they call broke people a lot

WetSmoke:
It is real. A neighbor was also called. They told her she will receive a code which she did. She called out the code to them and that was all. Her money was wiped. She didn't even divulge any card details.
the code is a OTP (one time pin) which is supposed to be private, she messed up by revealing that PIN to them.

This issue is part of the problem that comes with Fintechs. When making payment thru Paystack for example, there is no second-factor authentication. They only need your account number and OTP which would be sent to your registered phone number. Your money is gone the moment you release that OTP code.

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Re: Have Fraudsters Invaded The BVN System? by gideonite98(m): 7:17pm On May 23
E no go well for all these stupid fraudsters
The thing no be joke anymore
I will just suggest not to give them what they want
Just tell them you will come to the bank to clarify any issue sad angry sad.

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Re: Have Fraudsters Invaded The BVN System? by fatymore(f): 7:17pm On May 23
This issue has been troubling me and I hope Lagos State Government, Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency(LASEPA) and the ministry of health can take note.

We are actually doing more harm than good to ourselves with the use of Cleaning tap bucket that is being used in Markets and Garages.

These taps are placed in dirty areas with no or little drainage system or with the aid of bucket for collection(pukes). I keep thinking what if someone who is infected washes his/her hands and the water got infected or the tap got infected, is that not a calamity again. The kinda soap being used is even worrisome.

Except this virus is a scam, aitirinkankan. The issue of nose masks is another day discussion.

May God help us.

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