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Shan George Finally Explains HOW She Actually Got Scammed of N3.6m

How exactly it happened

By Jide OkonjoPublished about a month ago 3 min read

Earlier this month, actress Shan George was crying online about how she got scammed of N3.6 million. Despite her call for help, she never actually explained how the scammers got access to her funds or how they scammed her. Until now. During a new interview with Arise TV, Shan George finally explains how exactly the perpetrators got access to her account. Here's what she said.

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Speaking about how exactly she got scammed, Shan George said:

SHAN GEORGE: I was looking for how to get my bank statement from the bank a few days before that thing happened. And I had applied for my bank statement to be sent to my email because I was going to submit the soft copy for where I was trying to apply for visa. So, on that fourth day which was Thursday, I had left the bank very angry because I had spent the whole day at the bank. The bank closed official closing hours, and I was still inside the bank when they were saying no 'network, no network.'

So when I left the bank, I started thinking of how am I going to get my bank statement, because the next day Friday morning was supposed to be the last day for me to submit that particular document among all the other documents I had already put together to submit. So, I was thinking I don't know what to do and in that mood, I went on Twitter and I thought let me go there and catch the attention of maybe one of the Zenith bank staff that would probably help. So I tweeted, "please oh Zenith Bank, what's really going on? No network for days."

So I tweeted that, and a lot of people started bickering and I just left the thing there. Later on when I came back, I saw that somebody had responded with a Zenith Bank page. So the person said, "but you don't have to go to the bank for your bank statement, it's something you can actually do on your own."

So, it now dawned on me that this one that technology is moving very fast and some of us are old school and not catching up, I thought that was a good suggestion. So I agreed to what the person said, and the person now sent a number that I should chat with them on Whatsapp.

So I went on Whatsapp and the Whatsapp had a verified blue tick with the Zenith Bank logo. So the person now said "just fill this link and we'll send the email to you in less than 30 minutes." I'm usually very careful. I've been very careful about these internet things being that I'm not so knowlegeable about it so the fear of falling for something I don't know, I ignore anything that makes me click link or anything. I even hardly do online shopping.

So after I now entered my details into the link the person sent me to get the email, I now said let me take a nap. After a few minutes again, I saw that I had different notifications from different platforms. So I entered the email because I was anxious for that bank statement. When I entered the email is when I now say an email from Zenith Bank telling me that somebody is trying to log into my app.

Immediately I entered my text messages and I saw that I had quite a number of them. I checked and then I saw that the text messages were a range of alerts. They removed the money in bits and with different names.

So sad, but also a very big lesson for all to be careful about the people we trust with our information. What do you think about Shan George's story? Let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment either below or on my Jide Okonjo Facebook post.

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