New Method Scammers Now Use to Wipe Money From People's Bank Accounts - Nigerian Man, Etuky Reveals

at 10:22 AM, 13 Sep 17 (4 months ago)
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Scammers have elevated their game, as a Nigerian man reveals the new method fraudsters are now using to steal money from people.  Etuky Abasiono shared the story on social media
Nigerians have been given clear warning by a man who nearly fell victim to scammers who now use a new method to wipe out money from people's accounts. Etuky Abasiono who shared the story warned people to be cautious.
He wrote:
"Just a week ago, I boarded a bus at Obanikoro heading for Costain/Orile, highlighted at Ojuelegba, on getting past the traffic light, I became conscious of the fact that my phone was missing. I dialed my number and it kept ringing & ringing till it was switched off. I kept faith and was hoping for a possible reunion but that was the biggest mistake of my life.

Later in the day I dialed my number and it rang, I was glad thinking the fellow had removed my sim from my phone and inserted it into another phone just to get to me but after 3 trials without picking, switched off was all I heard(my android phone is passworded,so its either my phone was formatted or sim inserted into another phone that made the ringing possible after it was switched off prior to this time, I should have known). Then I became worried but still kept faith, stupidest mistake.
While in a bus heading home, I decided to use the phone of the passenger who was right next to me so as to tell my parents I'm phoneless cos they'd be worried for sure, only for me to be told he faced similar situation & had his account emptied using his number, then it dawned on me that they could have been transacting at the time my phone was ringing that evening.
I got home & ran to the nearest ATM machine, on seeing my balance my face dropped, they had emptied my account. Didn't know when I bursted into tears, seeing yourself loose money you worked hard for to a total stranger is not what I will wish even an enemy. I wept at that ATM stand for almost 20mins till I was able to gather strength home, I thank God for taking me home cos I still don't get how I crossed that Ikorodu Expressway seeing 2 oncoming heavily loaded tankers barefooted.
I'm not afraid of starting all over but I'm just scared someone else might not take it as light as I did. So I'm using this medium to bring everyone to alertness. Be conscious of your phone!!! How they did the transaction I have no single idea and if you are using @gtbank you sure need to double up.
Probably if I'd read or was aware of such occurrences, would have just blocked my account & number immediately."
ruthie at 10:27 AM, 13 Sep 17 (4 months ago)
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gogoman at 10:30 AM, 13 Sep 17 (4 months ago)
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But why u won kill yourself for money na, u come face HIGHWAY without looking
angesco at 10:33 AM, 13 Sep 17 (4 months ago)
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Floyd29 at 12:11 PM, 13 Sep 17 (4 months ago)
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One need to be careful
luckingto50 at 12:30 PM, 13 Sep 17 (4 months ago)
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Sorry man
Ess_Boom at 03:04 PM, 13 Sep 17 (4 months ago)
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It is so much easier now for people to steal from your account. With the USSD code transaction system now being implemented by all the banks in Nigeria, you don't need a token to make a transfer, all you need is the last four digit of your debit card (i.e for GTB), with other banks you need a PIN - which can easily be bypassed.
It's not only your phone you have to be careful with, your SIM card, your debit card also
Flowpajun at 03:56 PM, 13 Sep 17 (4 months ago)
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lolzzz sorry man
ejikeiyo at 04:32 PM, 13 Sep 17 (4 months ago)
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maizaxx at 06:41 PM, 13 Sep 17 (4 months ago)
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For him to have use your phone to siphon money means he has access to your pin code and it will be only you or someone close to you has given him that information.
All the same one should be very careful.
tegonwa at 08:27 AM, 15 Sep 17 (4 months ago)
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May God Save His Beloved Children From These Scammers.Amen.Nawaa O!
yawa_don_gas at 05:15 AM, 16 Sep 17 (4 months ago)
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Please please hold on, why e be say everywhere I take even when I wan hide yawa dey there?
Why why?
Na yawa life, yawa goes on