Monday, November 06, 2017 9:51AM /CBN
attention of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has been drawn to a scam being
perpetrated by some fraudulent persons whereby unsuspecting members of the
public are diverted to a fake website purported to belong to the Central Bank
is the danger of these fraudsters extorting money from victims based on false
claims that the payments made are to either guarantee or secure loans from the
various intervention Funds of the Bank.
the avoidance of doubt, we wish to state as follows:
i. That the only website
created and maintained by the Central Bank of Nigeria for its engagement with
stakeholders is: www.cbn.gov.ng;
ii. That the CBN DOES NOT
charge any fee from those desirous of accessing funds from its various
therefore urge members of the public to be wary of scammers, take every
necessary step to verify claims by persons purporting to be acting on behalf of
the Bank and report any suspicious transaction to the law enforcement agencies
or CBN Branch nearest to them.
of the public may also wish to call 07002255226 for any clarification on
activities of the CBN.