By Wilson Adekumola
United Bank for Africa Plc is set to begin a Fraud Awareness Week – an initiative aimed at empowering customers with knowledge and tools to protect themselves against fraud and financial malpractices on Monday.
The week-long event, which has as its theme, ‘Fighting Fraud Together’, will begin Monday and end on Friday.
Activities lined up for the programme include in-house sessions, train-the-trainers Webinars, engagement with external stakeholders, seminars and an anti-fraud clinic bank-wide.
The engagement with external stakeholders is scheduled for Thursday and the e guest speakers include the Head, Cybercrime Investigation, Advance Free Fraud, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abbah Sambo Usman and Managing Partner Akin Adesomoju & Co, Akin Adesomoju.
Other speakers are Temidayo Adekanye, E.A. Jackson and Dr Rabiu Olowo.
UBA said, “Our commitment to integrity remains unwavering. Lately, we have seen the need to work together with our customers to protect their assets. We need to continue to let them know for instance that UBA will never ask for your PIN, password, or OTP, and through the activities lined up for the week, we will share vital information to our customers on how to stay secure, stay alert, and help us fight and stop fraud together.”
With a 25,000 workforce, UBA is one of the largest employers of labour in the financial sector in Africa.
The bank operates in 20 African countries, the United Kingdom, the United States, France and the United Arab Emirates.