Steps to recover your money after being Scammed-Daily legal tips 002 by barrister Saheed Akinola

Steps to recover your money after being Scammed-Daily legal tips 002 by barrister Saheed Akinola

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Online business in Nigeria is growing geometrically every day and most transactions nowadays take place online. Because of this, Nigerian online scammers are taking advantage of people’s trust to swindle them of their money.

It’s very painful when you discover that the person or company, you’re transacting with is not whom they claimed to be.

Many people who had been scammed while trying to purchase something online, at first got confused and wondered how they could get back their money

This is a terrible situation nobody will ever pray for but once it happens the next line of action is to think about how to get your money back.

These are some of the ways by which you can follow to get your money back:

Send a mail to your bank’s E-fraud team as well as the scammer’s bank.

All banks now have an e-fraud team who now respond swiftly to any distress emails or calls. You can get your bank’s e-fraud email address or number by visiting the official website of your bank.

 Doing this, makes it easier for banks to be aware of what is happening and they will direct you on steps or things to do to recover your money. They can further help you place the scammer’s account on a ban for less than 24 hours after evidence has been sent to them, before getting an expert order from the court

Report this incident to any Police Station of your choice.

Let your lawyer file an expert for Court Order. Without Court order, The Bank will not release the data of whoever scammed you. But with Court Order, they don’t have option rather than to comply. Some of the information that the bank will be mandated to release are: Photo of the Account Owner, Address of the Account Owner, Phone number and Guarantor.

With these pieces of information the Police can trace the scammer and get him arrested

 However where he runs away the police or EFCC can track the scammer by getting his exact location thereby making it easier for the fraudster to be arrested. This will be done through the scammer’s contact details.  

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