Armed Robbery has taken a new dimension in Nigeria especially in Major cities like lagos, ph, abuja etc given the abundant ATMs in public places in these areas. Armed Robbers now visit ATMs on friday evenings so as to forcefully collect the ATM card and PIN codes of customers. They approach you with a smile while you are attempting to make a transaction, display their guns and also point to their colleagues around in case you attempt to play smart by refusing or screaming.

They then collect your ATM card(s) and ask for your PIN codes. They confirm the PIN there to know if its fake. Their intention is to withdraw at least the Bank ATM withdrawal limit of N100,000 daily b/w that friday and sunday. They do this criminal acts on friday evenings when they know Banks have closed for the day and are on weekend break. They know that majority of Nigerians don't have the phone numbers of their Account Officers or any staff in their Bank and as such can't place a call to have their ATM card blocked by the Bank until 8am Monday morning when Banks resumes.

The general public is therefore advised that withdrawal via ATMs should be done at most, Friday Afternoon when Banks are still open. Avoid withdrawing on Weekends especially on lonely and relatively less secure environments.

This was corroborate by someone who at gun point had 3 of her ATM cards snatched, her PIN collected with a total of N680,000 withdrawn b/w friday and sunday night from her 3 accounts via ATM.

Be careful n share to help someone.
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