SCAM ALERTS

Dangerous Calls Consumers Should Avoid

Phone technology exists to make life easier but fraudsters are increasingly using it to make life a living hell for people. There’s need for...

How Fake Bankers Scam Consumers

The number of Nigerians losing money to fraudsters impersonating bank officials has continued to rise despite the wide publicity given to this form of...

Fraudsters on the Prowl, Target Bank Accounts

I got a call recently from a telephone number – 08137633981 – with the caller introducing himself as my account officer from my bank....

Scammers Use Fake Banking Apps to Trick Consumers

Consumers love the convenience of mobile banking—but they also can't always tell if the mobile banking app they're using is fake.

Fraudsters Target Diamond Bank Customers

Diamond Bank customers have been receiving scam letters purportedly from the bank but designed to defraud them. The letters are sent through Email and...

Fraud Alert: Scammers Get Victims to Pay With iTunes Gift Cards

By Herb Weisbaum Everyone likes gift cards — even scammers. A gift card is like cash — a quick, convenient and untraceable way for con...

At last! Government takes down fake Nigeria Immigration Service website

The fake website of Nigeria Immigration Service (http://ngimmigration.org.ng) hosted recently to defraud unsuspecting Nigerians has been taken down. The fake website was set up to...

Scammers create fake Nigeria Immigration Service website to defraud Nigerians

A fake Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) website has been created by scammers to defraud Nigerians. The authentic website of NIS is www.immigration.gov.ng but the fake...

Fake policemen invade Lagos, other cities

The mantra, ‘The police is your friend’ is well ingrained in the consciousness of Nigerians, whether they believe it or not. However, it has...

Insurance agents dupe clients

When David Effiong and his colleagues decided to take up life insurance with a major insurance firm in Nigeria, they thought they were investing...