A woman from Eastern Jamaica has fallen victim to a phishing scam, losing almost two million dollars in two days after clicking on an email purportedly sent from the National Commercial Bank (NCB).
According to a news report, the woman accumulated just over 1.7 million dollars after years of working and saving.
However, in October of 2023, she was left with only $636 to her name. Based on her bank statement, four hefty transfers were completed between October 12 and 13, two on each day. The amounts were $500,000, $490,000, and $500,000 $220,000, respectively.
This shocking reveal came to light when the woman went online to conduct a transaction. She stated that she immediately contacted NCB’s customer care and informed them of the discrepancy, where she was told that the money was transferred to someone at a different bank and that she was the victim of a scam.
The woman disclosed to the reporter that she clicked on an email believed to be from NCB that read, “Need to resync your RSA SecurID Token?” She stated that after clicking on it, it kept going around in circles, but nothing else happened.
Depressed at the outcome after her savings had been wiped from her bank account, the victim credited her faith in God and the support from her church family for her mental stability.
“It’s rough, the only reason I am still sane and I am not getting too depressed is because I am a Christian and I have been fasting and praying about it,” she said.
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