Finance

Access Bank launches awareness campaign to combat E-banking fraud

Access Bank records N160bn profit in full-year 2021

LAGOS – As part of its continued commitment to educate and protect customers from e-banking fraud, Access Bank Plc, has launched an awareness campaign aimed at sensitising customers on measures they can take to protect themselves.

The campaign, themed ‘Banks Don’t Ask’, focuses on three key activities that account for most fraud incidents in Nigeria, phishing, SIM card fraud, ATM fraud and POS fraud.

Read:  Fidelity Bank’s half-year profit grows by 72.49%

From all indications, the rates of phishing, SIM card fraud, ATM fraud and POS fraud in the country has tripled in the past few years.

Also, the sophistication with which these activities are carried out has evolved, resulting in unsuspecting customers being highly susceptible to these criminal activities.

Victor Etuokwu, ED Retail Banking stated, “In the past few years, there has been a significant increase in the rate of internet-based and technology-perpetrated fraud”. 

He added: “We want to ensure that our customers are not only protected but are also aware of the tactics employed by fraudsters. Access Bank will never request for personal banking information such as your 16-digit card number, password, PIN, BVN, CVV or One-Time Password (OTP). So, customers are also advised to never share this information with anyone even if they claim to be from the Bank”.

Read:  NAICOM partners FCTA on insurance cover for persons, businesses

To report suspicious activities (phone calls, emails or text messages), customers can call Access Bank on 01- 2712005 or send a mail to [email protected]. To prevent SIM card fraud in cases of lost or stolen devices, customers can simply *901*911# from any phone deactivate their USSD profile.

Read:  Ecobank Nigeria partners Learntor on training youths in bespoke digital technology

Independent

Related posts

Stanbic IBTC, EDC trains over 3,500 entrepreneurs

NigGal

Titan Trust seeks mandatory takeover offer to Union Bank shareholders

NigGal

Marriott to host aviation, cargo conference in Nigeria

NigGal

Fidson to pay shareholders 50kobo dividend

NigGal

Customers decry banks’ inability to dispense old N200

NigGal

Total Nigeria announces Samba Seye as new CEO

NigGal

Leave a Comment