"Don't Click On Any Link Purported To Be Emanating From Your Bank, Confirm First" - EOCO To Public
The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) is cautioning the public not click on any link purporting to be emanating from their bank unless they have confirmed from respective bank(s).
EOCI made these known following ots banking fraud awareness education.
In a state signed by the Head of Public Affairs, EOCO, Faustina Lartey, she said "The Economic and Organised Crime Office has noticed with great concern the rate at which some members of the general public have fallen victims to fraudulent banking transactions"
She added that the fraudsters have taken advantage of the ongoing call on customers of Banks to link their accounts to their Ghana Card.
Regarding the bank frauds, fraudulent messages are sent to individuals requesting them to click on links in order to update their bank records.
"Customers are then required to provide the following details: Bank Account Numbers, Mobile Numbers, Mobile App PIN, One Time Password (OTP)"
The Head of Public Affairs added that some daring fraudsters even make phone calls to members of the public to request for the aforementioned information.
The EOCO says it is advising the general public not click on any link purporting to be emanating from their bank unless they have confirmed from their banks.
"Kindly be informed that your Bank will never ask you f6r your PASSWORD, PIN or OTP. Quickly Report any suspicious SMS, email or Phone Call to your Bank for immediate action"
The Economic and Organised Crime Office says in line with its mandate to prevent and detect organised crime will continue to monitor developments with fraudulent banking transactions with the view to ensure that citizens are protected from fraudsters.
Below is a copy of the release:
Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith