The Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) has advised the public to beware of calls purporting to be coming from their bankers as part of the measures to link their Ghana cards to their bank accounts.
According to EOCO, fraudulent messages are being sent to unsuspecting customers of banks asking them to click on a hyperlink to update their Ghana card details to their accounts.
EOCO, in a statement signed by the Head of Public Affairs, Faustine Lartey, indicated that the fraudsters request from the unsuspecting public their Mobile App PIN, account numbers, mobile numbers, and One Time Password (OTP) for their activities.
“Some daring fraudsters even make phone calls to members of the public to request the aforementioned information,” it said.
EOCO has, thus, cautioned the public that no bank will ask for your password, PIN, or OTP.
“The Economic and Organised Crime Office, in line with its mandate to prevent and detect organised crime will continue to monitor developments with fraudulent banking transactions with the view to ensure that citizens are protected from fraudsters,” it said.
EOCO entreated the public to quickly report any suspicious SMS, email, or phone call to their bank for immediate action and steps to be taken against the fraudulent activities.