In a proactive move to safeguard its customers and the general public from rising fraudulent activities, Sierra Leone Commercial Bank Ltd (SLCB) has issued a press release warning about ongoing scams. The bank has expressed deep concern over recent reports of scammers using its reputable brand to deceive and defraud individuals of their hard-earned money.

According to the press release, there has been a notable increase in fraudulent activities where scammers impersonate SLCB representatives through phone calls, emails, text messages, and social media platforms. These criminals are becoming increasingly adept at creating convincing and deceptive communications, often promising financial opportunities, loan approvals, or prizes in exchange for personal or financial information.

SLCB has outlined several key points to help customers and the public protect themselves from falling victim to these scams:

The bank advises everyone to be cautious when receiving unsolicited communication claiming to be from SLCB. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Any call, email, or message from someone claiming to represent SLCB should be independently verified by contacting the bank directly through official channels. The press release emphasizes not using the contact information provided by the potential scammer.

SLCB strongly advises against sharing sensitive personal or financial information, such as account numbers, PINs, or passwords, with anyone over the phone or online unless certain of the recipient’s authenticity. The bank urges anyone encountering suspicious activity or believing they have been targeted by a scam using SLCB’s name to report it immediately to local law enforcement authorities and the bank. Prompt reporting can help take appropriate action against the fraudsters.

The bank remains committed to the safety and security of its customers and the general public. SLCB is actively working with law enforcement agencies to investigate and combat these fraudulent activities. The bank reiterates that it will never engage in unsolicited communications asking for personal or financial information, nor does it endorse or participate in any fraudulent schemes.

SLCB urges all customers and the public to stay vigilant and follow the precautions outlined in the press release. By working together, the community can be protected from falling victim to scams and maintain the integrity of Sierra Leone Commercial Bank.

The bank concludes the release by expressing appreciation for the continued trust and cooperation from its customers in keeping the community safe from scammers.