Wednesday, December 04, 2013

These FBN and Access accounts are being used for fraud


At 8:40 this morning, a con artist who hijacked the Facebook page of an old senior colleague contacted me to try his luck. I played along and got him to forward account numbers into which I was to send the money he requested.

It is possible that the account owners are not in on the fraud. In that case, if you know the owners of the accounts, alert them to the fact that their accounts are being used for fraud. They are a few steps away from EFCC cell’s tenancy.
And if you have a friend who routinely gets people to send money into your account, defriend him immediately. The commission he gives you will not be enough for the trouble you will land into when the law comes calling.

Our conversation is presented below, with the initials of my friend whose account was hijacked.


08:40 JBA

hello

08:55 Me  

Hello Sir

08:57 JBA

how are you

10:13 Me

I am ok. And you?

10:13 JBA

am good as well

10:15 Me

Long time. Where are u now?

10:16 JBA

i am presently in benin republic

10:18 Me

What's happening there?

10:18 JBA

on a visit. but i will be back by friday

10:19 Me

Ok. Enjoy urself while there o!

10:20 JBA

thank you

please i need some help from you

10:27 Me

Ok. What's up?

10:28 JBA

please i want to make an urgent payment to someone can you help me make the payment i will refund it back to you when i return on friday

10:40 Me

That's tough. Anyway, how much are we looking at?

10:42 JBA

30,000

10:43 Me

Ok. How should I send it and who is this person?

10:47 JBA

adams edith  3068708518 first bank

10:50 Me

Okay. But it has to be later. I am in the office now. It will take some time to get out. Will let u know when I've done it. Cheers

10:50 JBA

okay thank you

10:52 Me

Alternatively, I could use online transfer on my mobile app. What branch is this account

10:53 JBA

lagos

which bank do you bank with

10:54 Me

Access, Marina

10:57 JBA

okay let me see if he has someone with access bank

11:00 Me

Ok

11:10 JBA

0007753116 benjamin ashibuogwu access bank

are you there?

11:15 Me

Sorry. Was attending to something. Okay, I have it. Will try to use this one for easier transaction

11:15 JBA

okay

let me know when it has been done

11:16 Me

Ok

11:43 JBA

are you still on it

11:45 Me

Pls be patient.  Attending to smth first.  Will buzz when I do

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