@ 1:30pm yesterday I got a phone call from 08148292037 who claimed to be Mr Benjamin from FBN Abuja. He gave my full names, BVN number, Date of Birth, my Alert phone number, which he called, also the 5 digit number I used to create my FBN mobile bank app.
He said that one Mr Usman created a Union bank account, and is trying to move money from my FBN account to the Union bank. He claimed he stopped the transaction, & is trying to verify if I authorised such transaction, which is the reason I have not gotten any debit Alert.
I asked him to go ahead to block the transaction, for I didn’t authorise any online transaction. He then asked if I gave my ATM card to anyone or used my ATM recently, I said NO.
He then asked if I have my ATM card with me, and demanded that I should read out the ATM digit numbers to enable him stop the transaction. I told him that he had already stopped the transaction, and have gotten a clarification from me, which is enough to enable him block whatever that needs to be blocked, if he is truly a first bank staff.
As I refused to call out the numbers, he then asked isn’t this is the first 5 numbers? He then asked what’s the next number? I told him that I will never read out my number to who claimed to be FBN’s staff over the phone, that I will rather go to any First Bank office & complain. He asked me if he is a ghost and not a FBN staff to get all my details.
As I pissed him off by not budging in, he switched off the phone.
An alert came in, as I checked the message on my phone, there was already a message from Union Bank, showing Account opening Authentication numbers 872395, 973392.
I quickly rushed to FBN. The Customer care personnel asked me not to bother about anything, so long as I didn’t read out those numbers to him nor gave him my ATM pin or the three digits number at the back of my ATM card.
Please be guided. My people, it is so real & convincing that I believe some Fraudulent bank staffs connive with these DIE HARD HOOLIGANS to dupe innocent customers.
Please share widely ASAP.
Please Note: Daily Watch Press cannot confirm the accuracy or source of this story, but the lessons in it can’t be ignored, just be vigilant.
The poor man in Nigeria is a milk cow. I am reared either to be milked or be butchered, I struggle through thick and thin for my family’s survival I walk out from home without guarantee of coming back.
I dread man attack but I dread more of the invisible hunger attack For man has some sense while hunger does not, Only to be met with ungodly marauders Who have no conscience if they turned murderers.
I have naught knowledge of my offence Yet I am made to face the fence, And naught have I a means of defence.
Government milks me through tax collection Or they say is form of revenue generation, A poor man who has little or naught for consumption.
This world is not the ideal abode for me a poor man, Perhaps I don’t belong here beside any man, And I should pack all my baggage and go away.
Again transport fare is now a problem, Despite the covid-19 pandemic, The driver of Nigerian state has increased fuel price.
Then, where will I go to? Where will I be safe in my own motherland? Which of the securities will I trust? Who would wipe my tears? Government which makes promises to win my vote? Rich men with capitalist philosophy? Or my neighbour which we are in the shoe with?
I guess I have to stay here if this is my destiny, My North which used to be a sanctuary, is now a place where the term ‘survival of the fittest’ could practically be brought to bear.
Now, I sleep with one eye closed and the other opened, Thinking someone might pounce on me at anytime.
If I had the chance again to come back to this world again, I would choose another.
By: Mahmud Yahaya A student of Faculty of Law, Bauchi State University, Gadau. firstname.lastname@example.org