March 29, 2017

Scammer caught after withdrawing over N1m from victim’s account

Scammer caught after withdrawing over N1m from victim’s account

A suspected fraudster identified as Eze Udo has been arrested by the men of the Umuahia Central Police Station in Abia State for allegedly withdrawing the sum of N1,049,545 (one million, forty-nine thousand, and five hundred and forty-five naira) from his victim’s account.

A police source hinted that the manhunt for the suspect started following a complaint by the victim, Mr. Oka Monday, whom the suspect stole his ATM card and withdrew the money from his account.

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According to the source, the victim who hails from Amachara Umuopara, a satellite town near the capital city, Umuahia, was making attempts to withdraw some money from an Automated Teller Machine attached to a commercial bank in Umuahia, when the suspect offered to assist him due network failure.

It was learnt that after attempts to withdraw the money failed, the suspect having memorised the victim’s secret pin number, advised him to follow him (the suspect) to a nearby bank where the transaction might be easier. Read more 

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