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Japan sees surge in online banking thefts

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Thefts from online bank accounts have been surging in Japan as unsuspecting victims have been duped by fake websites of financial institutions into giving up their IDs and passwords, Japan’s Financial Services Agency said on Monday.

According to a survey conducted by the agency, such cases of theft from internet banks totalled 1,863 in the year to March, marking a 4.7-fold increase from the previous fiscal year.

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Some victims, the agency said, received erroneous text messages and emails asking them to click on the likely financial institutions’ links that take them to fake websites, where they were then asked to enter their IDs and passwords.

As a result, the agency warned people of an uptick in online thefts from banks and urged people not to click on suspicious links sent in emails or by text message.

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The agency asked potential victims of theft from such scams to contact their financial institutions and report suspicious messages.

The agency added that physical thefts using stolen cash and credit cards were also on the rise in Japan, with 14,678 cases reported last fiscal year.

Targeting elderly people, the criminals posing as Financial Services Agency personnel or police officers duped the seniors into handing over their cards and Personal Identification Numbers (PIN).

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The agency said they and the Police would under no circumstances ask someone for their cash, credit cards or PIN numbers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ex-ANAN President tasks FG on revised 2020 budget

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Dr. Samuel Nzekwe, a former President, Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) has advised the Federal Government to ensure full implement the revised 2020 budget.
Nzekwe gave the advice in an interview with the Newsmen in Ota, on Sunday.
The former ANAN president said that the advice became necessary for the federal government following the COVID-19 pandemic currently ravaging the country.
Nzekwe commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the budget and also taken COVID-19 into consideration in the budget.
“The federal government needs to redouble its efforts in fighting the pandemic because it has paralyzed most sectors of the economy.
“Government should implement the budget with conscious due to the huge effects of COVID-19 on the economy,” he said.
He noted that without effectively addressed the scourge, the nation’s economy would not be able to quickly recover and pick up again.
Nzekwe stressed the need for team works in implementing the revised budget so as to achieve the desire results.
He, therefore, called on the federal government to institute checks and balances to address looting and corruption in the system so that the budget could be effectively implemented.
Nzekwe urged the government to address problems in the health sector and build critical infrastructure in order to boost the economy.
Buhari had on Friday, signed the revised 2020 Budget of N10.8 trillion into law.
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Hushpuppi and Woodberry are gay, Kemi Olunloyo alleges

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Nigerian journalist, Kemi Olunloyo has made new revelations about popular Instagram celebrities, Hushpuppi and Woodberry.

In her words, she revealed the two celebrities who are currently in FBI’s custody are Gay even though Hushpuppi has his wife.

She revealed that Hushpuppi is bisexual as he often has sex with his male partner, Woodberry.

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See her post below:

He was a bisexual man who had a wife and also had male intercourse with Woodberry regularly meaning he was GAY. Olalekan Ponle was the boss of the whole operation

See her post below;

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NAPTIP vows to go after traffickers of Arowolo

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The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has vowed to go after the traffickers who planned the trafficking of Temitope-Olamide Arowolo to the Republic of Lebanon.
Arowolo, an indigene of Oyo State, was the Nigerian lady whose video of the ordeal of enslavement went viral on social media sometime in May and June.
Arowolo had alleged that she was been manhandled and given inhuman treatment where she worked as a slave in Lebanon by her enslaver, a situation that brought on her so many allegations by her boss.
The Newsmen gathered that Arowolo’s refusal to allow the husband of her boss to sleep with her inflicted some injury on him, and she (Arowolo) was charged for attempted murder and theft by the Lebanon police.
Newsmen also gathered that Arowolo was in the custody of Lebanon police where she released her ordeal video, which later caught the attention of the Nigerian government.
NAN also gathered that the veracity of the video made the Nigerian government to contact its Lebanese counterpart, and the country Ambassador to Nigeria promised to instigate the release of the lady.
Meanwhile, while welcoming her at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, by the NAPTIP Director-General Julie Okah-Donli and other government officials, the director-general vowed to go after the traffickers.
She also said that the victim was going to be rehabilitated by the agency in its shelter and thereafter be empowered.
According to her, Arowolo will first of all be quarantined for two weeks as the law stipulated for now, and thereafter, she will be taken to the agency shelter.
“We have to counsel her and rehabilitate her and thereafter, empower her, the job of arresting her traffickers will be done after profiling her properly.
“We will counsel her and get the necessary information from her that will lead us to the arrest of her traffickers for prosecution, we will ensure justice for her, none of the traffickers will go scot-free.
“She is going to be an ambassador of NAPTIP,” the director-general said.
Arowolo, who spoke with newsmen about her ordeal in Lebanon, advised ladies to stay back in Nigeria and do whatever destiny has given them.
“Going outside there was like a hell, even not only Lebanon but what I experienced in Lebanon, I pray for my enemy not to experience that,” she said.
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