During the early hours of Saturday , January 6, 2018 a customer of the bank(namewitheld) account was debited in his account the sum of #5000 thrice, 2000 twice and 1000 in that order for a third party recharge cards Topup which he never initiated.
His account is domiciled at the Gtbank branch, Anthony village Road, Kosofe LG, Lagos. According to the debit alert sms , emails and the apps notification sent to his phone 08022737*** the total worth of #20,000 airtime was transferred to phone number 08032928967 further investigations through truecallers revealed that the phone number owner is one Mr. lekan lawal.
See one of the alert sms sent to the victim by Gtbank:
” “”Acct: 001408***7
Amt: NGN5,000.00 DR
Avail Bal: xxxxxxxx .
He had lodged complains to the bank customer care lines. He was assured that the fraudsters will be tracked. His account has been frozen temporarily prevents further unauthorized online transactions pending the time the matter will be resolved.
However, What left the account holder dumbfounded was that it was a third party purchase. That ordinarily will require online transaction pin, token verification or the last four digit of ones debit card. None this was authorized before the total of #20,000 debited in his account.
Investigations also shown that the victim is yet to inform his lawyer or the Nigeria police over the alleged scam perpetrated through his account. Patiently Waiting till January 8 to physically visit his bank branch before further actions will be taken.