United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has referred to as on its clients to exercise utmost warning in their banking transactions and make sure that they do now not fall prey to any nefarious things to do all through the Coronavirus lock down period.
Specifically, UBA has entreated its clients no longer to reveal any sensitive personal data related to their bank and or card details. UBA’s government director, Retail Banking & Payments, Chukwuma Nweke stated the bank’s interest has been drawn to some fraudulent messages making the rounds, where clients have been requested to supply their card details for disbursement of funds into their accounts. He emphasised that customers need to skip such requests
“Some of our clients may additionally have acquired a call or message asking for their card details and Bank Validation Number (BVN) for disbursement of COVID-19 funds. Others might also have additionally obtained an electronic mail informing them of bonuses of between N30,000 and N70,000 upon validation of their bank details online.
It is vital to be aware that these emails and messages did no longer originate from UBA, and we would by no means at any factor in time ask for your account details over the phone of by means of SMS, emails, stay chat or social media.
We endorse that you kindly delete these messages and do now not entertain calls of this nature. Please additionally inform the bank of these incidences immediately they occur’.
Nweke similarly careworn that private banking details together with passwords, usernames, card numbers, safety numbers at the again of cards, BVN, OTPs, security answers and different sensitive data have to no longer be shared with everybody as UBA would in no way ask for them on-line or via telephone calls or textual content messages.
“Your card is for your private use alone, do not supply out your PIN and do now not share any records related to your card with anybody; if your card is missing or stolen please contact us immediately’ he said