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Nat Cole

Nat Cole is a former Regulator, Forensic Consultant, an Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and Consultant.

Why is COVID-19 Exposure Notifications now on your phone?

Nat Cole dispels the social media rumours surrounding COVID-19 Exposure Notifications and explains how the tool makes for easier contact tracing on smartphones. I am sure that this past week some of us must have received messages with some questions like: Do you know that COVID-19 tracker was recently installed on your phone without your […]

The MTN USSD Charge: Is it an Attempt to Recoup the Penalty Paid in Nigeria?

Let us review this current charge that MTN wants to start charging its customers as of Oct 21, 2019. This is the banking transaction access charge for customers using the Telco’s USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) access of 4 Naira per 20 seconds. I am also aware that MTN is claiming that it is charging […]