BVN Scam Alert
: A Must Read For All. BVN scam is becoming the in-thing which is spreading like virus and lots of people are falling victim of this scam.here is how The perpetrators of this act perform this scam. They usually send sms message, telling the victim that their ATM Card has been deactivated and to reactivate it, they will have to call CBN, Inter-switch etc organization. They also added a phone number which you will have to call and when you do so, they will talk you into giving your ATM Card Details such as the card Number, The 3 digit CVV Number
At the back of the card, ATM Pin. Your giving them this details means you have given them access to your personal ATM Card Details to use for their activities.
You may say how does giving them this details be a threat to your hard earned money saved in the bank since the card is not physically with them. well, its true they don't have the card with them but with the details you have giving them, they can wipe all the money in your bank account within a twinkle of an eye. How is this possible you may say. It is very possible with the help of online shopping and payment. They can use your card details to shop on the internet. This means they can use it to do online shopping from different website, make payment for subscriptions online, sell your card information to other people to use, work hand in hand with an insider from bank you got the atm card etc.
There are lots of ways one can use your ATM card details without your notice and before you know it, all the money you have worked for will be wiped out. God Help you the account your ATM Card is linked to is not the one where your life savings is deposited into because you may colapse immediately you start getting alert of expenses you have paid for without your notice. This is not something that is worth experiencing in the hands of scammer. This is why we on gurubest.com are spreading the news so any one that comes accross such message should not bother responding to it because CBN or the organisation they used in the text will not send you a message that your ATM Card has been deactivated.
Here is an example of such text message received from some one who shared the information and how he responded to the scam message
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according to the person
"I was in my house resting having just come back from updating my MTN SIM registration details for the second time in a space of three months (MTN with their wahala sef, God knows that I will just port fully to another network if they tell me to update my SIM card again). A message entered my phone, at first I thought that it was one of those MTN crazy SMS so I didn’t bother to check it out. I dozed off only to be awoken by another message on my phone, I decided to check it out and what I saw got me shocked.
I have been hearing and reading stories of how people were being scammed through BVN and I never knew that I was going to fall victim to a scammer, or maybe not. Honestly, the scammer did not read my file before he chose to prey on me. As a graduate of Engineering and an IT person, it would have been a waste of my school fees and education training if he had succeeded in trying to scam me.
The message on my phone goes as follows, “Dear costumer due to our Bvn system upgrade, your ATM CARD has just been de-activated to re-activate, Kindly call CBN costumer care 0092348106981315
”. With the Sherlock Holmes in me, I noticed that the message was sent with an MTN number, how can the mother of all banks in Nigeria
, CBN, send me this kind of message with an MTN number, those where the questions running through my mind. How unprofessional! I scrutinized through the message and saw “costumer”, like seriously? So there are many unemployed graduates in the street and they best they could do is to employ someone that can’t even spell ‘customer’, Okay continue (In patience’s voice). “Bvn” is supposed to be BVN, seems like this employee is a joke. “Your ATM CARD has just been de-activated to re-activate”, so this person couldn’t even put a comma sign after the deactivated.
Now should I call the CBN “costumer” care or customer care number? I am kind of confused right now. A closer look will reveal to you that the “costumer” care number is an MTN number just by removing ‘009’ from it. So how the hell in the world will CBN use an MTN number as their customer care number? Only time will tell.
Naturally, I would have called and blasted the hungry fool that sent me this message but I decided to change the game plan. I called the number and a guy as expected picked up, I ended the call and redialed it and did it a third time and the same guy still picked it up those three times. If it was really a customer care number of CBN, random people would have picked the call. I called the guy the fourth time, he picked the call, asked me of my name, bank and state.
I protested that there was no need for that since my details should be on his computer and he chided me for trying to be stubborn, I managed a wry smile and apologized sarcastically to him. I gave him fake details. He asked me to get my ATM card and get the numbers there for him. I lied to him that I lost my ATM card and that I will surely get a new one the next day. He chided me again and told me to make sure that I get my ATM card as quickly as possible. I took my mp3 player and grooved to ‘One day bush-meat go catch the hunter’ by Sound Sultan.
The next day as expected, he called me (so a whole CBN customer care agent dey call me like this oh), i told him that my ATM card was ready(who doesn’t know that it will take like 2 weeks or more for your ATM card to be ready for collection in Nigeria). He asked me for the ATM card details and I gleefully gave it to him, sparing no lies and very determined to run his call credit out. Thirty minutes later, he called and told me that there was a problem with the numbers, I apologized and told him that it was my mistake, I gave him another fake number.
An hour later he called again and sounded like someone running out of patience, after running his call credit out, I simply told him, "Egbon 419ner if it is the ATM card that you want, come and collect it, God bless you. You still have a long way to go in scamming and I am going to show your number for the whole world to see and the security agents to take action”. Nobody should fall for this cheap scam"
as you can see, the above write up is from some one who got the same message.here is a screenshot of the message the person got.
Here Is Another Message Gotten By Some One Else
Here Is A Real Live Video Conversation Between A Bank User and BVN Scammer
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so be wise and don't think only greedy ones will fall victim. It may interest you to know that some people are not aware that the is such a thing called online scam. Some people in the village or city are not aware of such scam activities and may willingly give their details to this scammers. This set of people could be your family members, friends etc. So please click the share button to share it on your facebook, twitter, google plus etc so others will be informed of this scam alert. Help those who are not aware. Cheers
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