Beware! Internet scammers are haunting bank customers


Internet scammers are on the prowl targeting many banks and financial services company’s customers. recent development has shown that fraudsters have developed new tactics to target customers.

Some of the scammers cloned the official website of the bank, while some are using phishing tactics to target unsuspecting customers.

Perhaps you have not received any of those emails, this piece of information is for you. Scammers are not relenting in their business as they have gone a step further in the composition of their emails lately.

See below an email a customer received thinking it was from the bank. On getting to the bank, they advised the customer to disregard and never respond to such emails.

Let take a close look at the email. See some of the errors highlighted. However, we attempted clicking the site, and see what we discovered below:

Suspicious link
This link leads to an untrusted site. Are you sure you want to proceed to

Below is an example of some of the numerous emails they are pushing around:

Dear Customer

According to our records this month, your registration for our Customer Digest monthly bulletin has been processed and this comes with a monthly charge of N16,550:00.
As your opinion is important to us, we would like you to confirm your registration

If you wish to reject the registration request, follow the cancel reference below

NOTE: If you do not respond within 12 hours of this notice, you would receive a successful debit alert on your account confirming your registration.

You would have to confirm you are an active account holder with us by following the procedures from your Internet banking account.

Really! Will your bank ever deduct from your account because you refuse to respond to their funny email?

It just does not add up, please do not fall for any strange message. Ensure to contact your bank as soon as you receive such messages compelling you to subscribe to a plan.

The menace of Internet scammers and other sophisticated means of defrauding people online has seen a surge in recent times. Earlier this week, a ransomware called Petya attacked major corporations across the world including WPP, the world largest advertising company, FedEx, Russia’s Gazprom and many other companies whose services were disrupted across the world.

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