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GTBank Sends Scam Alert Warning To Customers In Recent Tweet

Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank) sends a scam alert awareness message to customers via a Tweet from its customer help handle. In the tweet, the Nigerian bank alerted customers about the danger of sharing personal details on social media.


The tweet posted on Friday 24th January 2020 said:



It explained that information is a very powerful tool and in the hands of a hacker, it can be a dangerous weapon. The post also contains an example of the kind of details that may seem harmless but are quite dangerous.


The picture shows a post asking for users’ mother maiden name in what seems like a fun activity. But this can give access to sensitive information where users had used their mother’s maiden name as their passwords or recovery question answer.

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We had previously done an article on this kind of tactic used by hackers. It is part of the weapons in the social engineering arsenal. The top Nigerian bank thus warned customers to avoid falling victims to criminals.


GTBank had recently been the target of irked customers after their mobile and internet services crashed on 20th January 2020. Customers had been unable to carry out transactions even those as simple as checking their balance.


Also, the bank had made news on 19th January 2020 after it reduced its Quick Credit service lending rate from 1.75% to 1.33%. In Nairametrics article, it described the move as an offensive from the bank to take the fight to Fin-tech firms.


GTBank’s scam alert to customers is paramount at this time as hackers and fraudsters seem to be working overtime to exploit all possible avenues. The message is clear, be careful what you share with others.


Remember that no one is safe, not even if you are Jeff Bezos as recent reports have shown.


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Onwuasoanya Obinna

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