Access Bank Plc launches awareness campaigns to make customers aware of measures they can take to protect themselves against e-banking fraud and more.
This comes just a week after notorious fraudster Zachary Yahaya, popularly known as “His Excellency,” announced Access Bank as one of the weakest e-banking platforms.
While Yahaya was being questioned by the police PRO in Abuja, Frank Mba revealed that it was very easy to reset the data of customers of Access bank.
The Access Bank campaign, themed ‘Banks Don’t Ask’, focuses on three core activities responsible for most fraud incidents in Nigeria: phishing, SIM card fraud, ATM fraud and POS fraud.
All indications show that the rates of phishing, SIM card fraud, ATM fraud and POS fraud in the country have tripled in recent years.
Also, the sophistication with which these activities are conducted has evolved, leaving unsuspecting customers highly susceptible to these criminal activities.
Victor Etuokwu, ED Retail Banking, stated: “In recent years, the number of Internet-based and technology-committed fraud has increased significantly”.
He added: “We want to make sure that our customers are not only protected but also aware of the tactics used by fraudsters. Access Bank will never ask for personal banking information such as your 16-digit card number, password , pin code, BVN, CVV or one-time password (OTP).
Advised customers never to share the above information with anyone, even if they claim to be from the bank”.
To prevent SIM card fraud in lost or stolen devices, customers can dial *901*911# from any phone to deactivate their USSD profile.