Union Bank of Nigeria has warned its customers to disregard an email sent by suspected cybercriminals.
According to an alert issued by Union Bank of Nigeria, the email with the subject “Union Bank Transaction Alert (NGN 21500.00 UBN March Customer Digest)” was sent “by malicious and unscrupulous persons” to defraud customers of their hard-earned money.
According to the Nigerian bank, the mail notifies customers that they have subscribed to Union Bank Customer Digest monthly bulletin at a monthly charge of NGN 21500.00, and asked them to click on a link to confirm or unsubscribe.
“The purpose of this scam is to capture your credentials and use them to commit fraud,” Union Bank says advising customers not to click on any link contained in the fraudulent email but to rather delete such and other similar suspicious emails immediately.
According to Union Bank, “if you receive this mail, or any other similar mails, delete them immediately. Do not click on the link or call the provided number in the message. As an added precaution, do not click on links included in any e-mail if you think the e-mail looks suspicious, even if it is from someone you know. Also ensure that you delete any chain or junk e-mails delivered to your mailbox or phone.”