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Beware of this BVN Scam Message and Call

Beware of this fraudulent BVN Scam Message/Call

Since the commencement of Bank Verification Number, BVN, online scammers have been devising different methods of getting bank details of account holders. 
Scammers do this by either sending dubious text messages aiming at getting their account details. 
A friend this afternoon shared a text message she got from one of the online scammers.
I received the text below from a friend. Please read.
Dear Customer,Due to the BVN validation in compliance with CBN bank directives, your ATM card has been De_activated call our help line on 08135612171 now.
I promptly called the guy and below is the abridged version of our conversation.
Me: Hello sir, you just sent me a text message.
The Man: oh my God, you just received our message and you called! So you’re affected by the BVN problem?
Me: you said my ATM is deactivated?
The man: which bank are you using?
Me: Which of my ATM is deactivated?
The Man: Which bank are you using?
Me: You deactivated my ATM so you know which one you deactivated.
The Man: OK,  you are using First Bank?
Me: No sir, I don’t use them.
The Man: Oh my God it is Access bank.
Me: Sorry Sir, I don’t use Access.
The Man. What of GTB
Me: No sir, I actually use Unity bank. You know it was formally Bank of the North.
The Man. Ohhhhh. Unity has been having problems. What’s your account number?
Me: I don’t know, can’t remember off hand. I have about 5 bank accounts.
The Man: Take out your ATM let me check my system for you.
Me: Which bank are you working with?
The Man: CBN
Me: Sir, I don’t have account with the CBN.
The Man: We are the head of all banks in Nigeria. We control banks from our office.
Me: What’s your name sir.
The Man: Ahhhhh mmmmm John. Which ATM do you have with you now?
Me. The one your father gave me.
The man: My father?
Me: Yes, your lazy father that gave birth to a petty thief. Go and look for work.

The line went dead. But I was not done yet. So I called him back.

The Man: Hello.
Me: I am not done with you yet.  don’t hang your phone on me. I will  surely castrate you. You can’t speak good English and you’re working with the CBN.
The man: Your father!!!!
The phone went off and was switched off too.
Kindly warn your friends not to disclose their banking details to anybody on the phone.
Pls. Share.
Beware of 419!

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