POS Scam: Fear grips Enugu residents over increased activities of fraudsters

Posted by News Express | 25 December 2021 | 641 times

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By CHARLES IWUOHA

Fear has gripped patrons of Point of Sale (POS) operators in Enugu State following several reports alleging that fraudsters were using POS machines to effect unauthorised withdrawals.

Several complaints lodged with various commercial banks in the state capital shows that monies are withdrawn from customers accounts without their authorisation.

Most of these withdrawals have been traced to POS transactions. Monies are allegedly withdrawn from customers’ accounts hours after such customers had done transactions.

Details of the ATM card used in the machine are allegedly manipulated after the customer must have left.

A POS operator narrated how they came to him with a POS machine. He was asked to use the machine with assurances that he would make so much money. But he turned down the offer.

Millions of naira are believed to have been stolen through the POS machines in recent times, thus instilling fear in Enugu residents.

This is coming at a time banks are refusing to give out sufficient cash to customers in the face of the approaching yuletide and New Year celebrations.

Many had thus relied so much on POS until the recent developments.

The Enugu State Police Command recently raised the alarm of a syndicates that uses fake alert to dupe innocent residents, especially traders.

Some of the fraudsters were paraded by the police in Enugu on Thursday.

 


Source: News Express

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