Police PRO, Dolapo Badmos advises people to stop giving out their account numbers to people who want to receive money through them.
She shared an experience of someone currently in the police custody who ‘borrowed’ a friend his account number not knowing the money transferred to his account was fraudulent.
“Don’t ever “borrow” anyone your account number to receive money, your account should be for your own usage. Someone is in custody for borrowing a “friend” his account, he never knew the money they are transferring through him is fraudulent. Ignorance isn’t an excuse before the law.
“It’s so risky to just release your account number for transactions you cant guarantee. Local man ‘may’ be spending Christmas in detention, more so that the friend is on the run. Investigators said only his “friend” can clarify his innocence unfortunately friend is nowhere in sight.”
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