Colins Nweze

United Financial institution for Africa (UBA) Plc, has  suggested its prospects to train utmost warning of their banking transactions and be certain that they don’t fall prey to any nefarious actions in the course of the Coronavirus lock down interval.

Particularly, UBA has urged its prospects to not disclose any delicate private data relating to their financial institution and or card particulars.

UBA’s Govt Director, Retail Banking & Funds, Chukwuma Nweke mentioned the financial institution’s consideration has been drawn to some fraudulent messages making the rounds, the place prospects have been requested to supply their card particulars for disbursement of funds into their accounts. He emphasised that prospects ought to ignore such requests.

“A few of our prospects could have acquired a name or message asking for his or her card particulars and Financial institution Validation Quantity (BVN) for disbursement of COVID-19 funds. Others could have additionally acquired an electronic mail informing them of bonuses of between N30,000 and N70,000 upon validation of their financial institution particulars on-line.”

“You will need to be aware that these emails and messages didn’t originate from UBA, and we might by no means at any time limit ask on your account particulars over the phone of by way of SMS, emails, stay chat or social media.  We advise that you simply kindly delete these messages and don’t entertain calls of this nature. Please additionally inform the financial institution of those incidences instantly they happen’.

Nweke additional pressured that non-public banking particulars together with passwords, usernames, card numbers, safety numbers behind playing cards, BVN, OTPs, safety solutions and different delicate data shouldn’t be shared with anybody as UBA would by no means ask for them on-line or by means of cellphone calls or textual content messages.

“Your card is on your private use alone, don’t give out your PIN and don’t share any data relating to your card with anyone; in case your card is lacking or stolen please contact us instantly,” he mentioned.

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