Online fraud, otherwise known as "Yahoo" is fast spreading in Nigeria. At least, five in ten individuals have been affected by online fraud, either directly or indirectly. How these scammers or fraudsters carry out these illegal acts is simply shocking.
Walking on the streets of Twitter, I came across a tweet by a user with the handle @Damiar0s, who narrated his experience at a Zenith Bank branch earlier today.
According to the tweet, he was at the bank and found an elderly man in tears. It was however learnt that the man, whose name is Olukokun Jacob Olalere is a pensioner who had been saving his pension with the bank for two years now. Upon getting to the bank earlier today, he discovered that his entire savings had been wiped from his account.
Olukokun Jacob Olalere
Not much details about the incident was said, but the kind hearted Twitter user used his initiative and also his platform to help the distressed man. In the tweet, he added the man's account details and solicited for help from his followers for the man.
See the full tweet below;
The old man's tale attracted attention from other twitter users, and some equally shared their experiences in the hand of online fraudsters.
Quite scary right? In my opinion, Nigerian banks need to work on beefing up their online security system, as it appears very porous. Also, the CBN should see to it that banks operate on the highest level of online security.
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