- Police Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmos, has advised against giving permission for others to transact with one's account
- Badmos revealed that someone was recently arrested after he unknowingly allowed his friend to do a fraudulent transaction using his account
- The PPRO shared this via her official Twitter account
In light of the prevalence of internet fraud, police PRO, Dolapo Badmos, has once again taken to social media to share some useful piece of advice to help innocent people from getting implicated in fraudulent activities.
Badmos via her Twitter account warned people against letting others use their bank account for transactions. According to her post, someone was recently arrested after a fraudulent transaction was carried out using his account.
In his defense, he stated that he only borrowed his friend the account to use and never knew the money being transferred to his account was obtained through false means. Badmos ended the advice by saying ignorance is no excuse before the law.
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She wrote: "Don't ever "borrow" anyone your account number to receive money, your account should be for your own usage..someone is in custody for borrowing a "friend" his account, he never knew the money they are transferring through him is fraudulent. Ignorance isn't an excuse before the law."
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Meanwhile, operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Uyo zonal office have arrested 23 suspects who are alleged to be operators and students of a Yahoo Academy in Akwa Ibom.
According to the statement posted on the commission's page, the suspects were arrested during a raid on Essien Essien Street, Ikot Ibiok village in Eket local government area of the state. Legit.ng gathers that the operation was jointly carried out by EFCC operatives in Uyo and Abuja in the early hours of Thursday, November 28.
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