Victor Etuokwu, Executive Director, Access Bank has drawn the attention of depositors on the common tricks used by fraudsters and thieves to rob them of their hard earned money.
In a statement released which was titled ‘Be fraud smart – Access Bank urges customers.’
He urged Nigerians to be more careful in safeguarding their funds and also reassured its customers bank’s commitment to providing information relevant to identifying and fending off fraudsters.
“Over the last few months, the number of reported fraud cases has spiked considerably. This is not unexpected as the current economic hardships experienced due to COVID-19 has caused many to be vulnerable.
“However, this trend has become very disturbing, while we urge customers to become more aware of the tactics employed by fraudsters.
“Access Bank will continue to educate customers on how to avoid falling victims as well as deploy resources to ensure the security of customers’ funds.”
“To aid the fight against this common enemy, we have put more power in the hands of our customers, through the *901*911# USSD code.
“We have provided a platform through which customers can immediately deactivate their USSD profile by dialling *901*911# from any phone in the event their mobile devices get lost or stolen.” He said through the years, Access Bank had remained committed to educating its customers, informing and protecting them from fraudsters.