Thursday, 5 October 2017

Sending customers’ bank details via SMS risky - NCC

Sending vital information through mobile phones by commercial banks in the country may expose their customers’ accounts’ details to fraudsters, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said.

NCC’s Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, who made this known at the Consumer Conversation held in Minna, Niger State, said the commission was already engaging with the Central Bank of Nigeria to find ways to ensure that mobile phone users’ vital information relating to their bank accounts and financial transactions were not jeopardised should their phones get lost or stolen.

Represented by a director and Head of Zonal Operations Department, Ms. Helen Obi, Prof. Danbatta said, as a responsible regulator, the NCC would shield phone users in the country against any harm that could get to them or to their property through the use of telecom services.

However, he advised phone users to adequately protect their pins and not carelessly save them in their phones.

Meanwhile, the NCC has told all telecom operators in the country to give a 14-day grace for subscribers to exhaust their remaining data after the 30 days expiration period before they are cut off.

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