The Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) is warning the public about fraudulent banking transactions.
EOCO in a statement signed by Head of Public Affairs, Faustina Lartey on June 30, noted that “fraudsters have taken advantage of the ongoing call for bank customers to link their accounts to their Ghana Cards.”
“The Economic and Organised Crime Office has noticed with great concern the rate at which some members of the general public have fallen victim to fraudulent banking transactions,” portions of the statement dated June 30 read.
EOCO added that “Regarding the bank frauds, fraudulent messages are sent to individuals requesting them to click on links in order to update their bank records. Customers are then required to provide the following details: Bank Account numbers, mobile numbers, mobile App PIN and One Time Password (OTP).
“Some daring fraudsters even make phone calls to members of the public to request for the aforementioned information.”
In this regard, EOCO advised the general public to do the following to avoid falling victim to fraudsters:
I. Do not click on any link purporting to be emanating from your bank unless you have confirmed from your bank.
2. Kindly be informed that your bank will never ask you for your password, PIN or OTP.
3. Quickly report any suspicious SMS, email or phone call to your bank for immediate action.
EOCO assured the public that in accordance with its mandate to prevent and detect organized crime “we will continue to monitor developments with fraudulent banking transactions with the view to ensure that citizens are protected from fraudsters.”