By Nairaland Forum 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
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. Read More
Source:: Nigerian Chatter