SCAM ALERTS

Individuals, Businesses Lose Millions Through Fake Bank Alerts

There is no doubt that mobile cash transfer technology has made transactions easier for people and businesses across the country. When cash...

First Bank Issues Scam Alert

First Bank Nigeria has alerted consumers on fraudulent investment opportunities introduced by fraudsters on WhatsApp designed to dupe unsuspecting consumers.

How a Hacker Tracks, Controls Cars Remotely Around the World

This may appear scary to users of cloud-based vehicle tracking device. A hacker with the username “L&M” has infiltrated two China based GPS (Global...

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.

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...

How ‘Hafiz Oyetoro’ scams friends on Facebook

Hafiz Oyetoro is a popular name in the Nigerian entertainment industry.  The theatre art lecturer, nicknamed Saka, is a very successful comic artist, model,...