Fake bank alerts has become a rampant in the country, as many has been defrauded by unsuspecting victims their hard earning money through means of cash transfer by the sender.
Fraudster has taken advantage of the cashless policy by sending fake SMS credit alert to their victims mobile phone which will never reflect in your bank account statement.
Check your Email that is link to your bank account
You need to link your email to your bank account.
This will enable you verify and get update of any financial transaction that took place in your bank account also, you can get to know your bank account statement and account balance by checking your email. The original alert from your financial institution cannot be found attached with any other email of whatsoever before you believe the sender.
Account Balance Will Not Be Credited
This can be done using your bank ussd code or Mobile banking app, you can also check your account balance through internet banking or ATM Machine.Fake sms alert will never reflect in your account balance or statement.
Check the credit alert you received if it contains your ‘available bank balance
Fake SMS alert will not contain your available balance SO YOU CAN EASILY DETECT the fake SMS if your account balance does not reflect along with transfer payment done by your customers/buyers
Note: Avoid clicking on links that request your bank account details, such as Atm code, balance or given out your bank information to stranger either via email, phone call or online platform. be warned and stay safe. Go to the nearest branch of your bank to report any suspicious requests to confirm if it from your bank.