“It was hell for me and my family,” the woman’s letter to firstname.lastname@example.org reads. “Last week, my husband got a mail supposedly from Zenith Bank. According to the text inside, a transaction was going on, so if my husband didn’t have anything to do with it, he should click a link. He did and was redirected to the Internet banking token page. He wondered why, but didn’t input any data there. He closed the session and continued working.Zenith Bank is one of the most popular banks in Nigeria with branches in the Gambia, Ghana, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. Its headquarters is in Victoria Island, Lagos.
“Ten minutes later, he got an alert which read that all his money had been transferred to a First City Monument Bank account, and there were only N1,000 left.
“My husband went to the closest bank, they said it was a fraud and the owner of the account took the money out immediately after he’d received it.
“My husband almost killed himself that day, all his life savings earned by hard work are gone.
“We have contacted Zenith Bank, but all they say is that they are working on it. How will we feed and educate our children? I’m not even working! We believe that, since we kept the money in Zenith’s care, they should help us!”
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