The awareness is designed to occur at the same time with the beginning of the final months of the calendar and end-of-year business season, to ensure the populace are reminded of their role in protecting their banking information from fraudulent activities.
The Chairman, Financial Literacy and Public Enlightenment Sub-Committee (FLPE), Mr. Emeka Emuwa, said: “Fraudsters and scammers continually devise new ways to deceive the unsuspecting public, usually with the aim of luring them to inadvertently disclose confidential bank information.
“We encourage Nigerians to always be cautious and ignore any text message, phone call, or email asking to update your bank information, provide sensitive bank details, disclose online banking details, debit card numbers or PIN to anyone.”
Emuwa said with this initiative, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Bankers’ Committee of Nigeria aims to ensure Nigerians are empowered with critical information and knowledge necessary to make important financial decisions, enhance economic prosperity and continue to drive poverty reduction across the country.
The Bankers’ Committee is an exclusive forum for the chief executives of Nigerian banks and the directors of the different departments of the CBN, with the CBN governor as chairman.