Zenith Bank has raised fresh alert to its customers urging them to be careful in sending their details to online scammers.
In an official statement the bank warns that all its transactions on the internet are all in Nigerian legal tender i.e. Naira and not in other foreign currencies.
The statement says that, “http://www.zenithbank.com remains the only authentic and genuine website of Zenith Bank Plc whose registered Head Office is at Plot 84, Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.”
Zenith Bank says it has “uncovered several fictitious websites of some unscrupulous persons sending emails, letters and telephone calls to unsuspecting members of the public by impersonating Directors or staff of the Bank.”
The bank said that the persons were claiming to have access to huge US dollars deposits in the bank held in the name of deceased person.
They also claimed to huge US Dollar contract sum due for payment and also “to offer employment in the bank on outrageous terms and condition.”
According to Zenith Bank, “we expressly dissociate the Bank from any transaction entered into on the strength of such scam mails/correspondence or any other representation made via any of the fictitious websites/e-mail addresses. Also, be informed that our transactions on the internet are all in Nigerian legal tender i.e. NAIRA and not in other foreign currencies, such as Pounds Sterling, Dollars, etc. Please note that we do not initiate and/or conclude our banking transactions on the web.”
According to Zenith Bank, “the bank will not be liable for any loss incurred by any person who deal with the imposter contrary to its advice In the event that recieve this kind of solicitation mails/letters please disregard the sender.”