Fraudsters At Banking Halls
ALMOST on daily basis, the banking halls of some banks, particularly first generation banks, are flooded with scruffy-looking customers at the money transfer section (usually upstairs).
Sometimes, you find bureau de change operators hanging and hovering around, most times at the ground floor and outside the hall, but within the premises.
They are always waiting for the Internet (yahoo-yahoo boys) to collect the foreign currencies, mainly dollars, for them to exchange into naira.
And it has been going on and on in weeks and months for some years now.
Yet, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Police Special Fraud Unit (SFU) and other agencies are supposed to curb Internet fraud.
It is not unusual to see these yahoo-yahoo boys count bundles of dollars in public without fear of being apprehended or attacked.
And obviously, it cannot be without the assistance or connivance of bank staff, considering how easy it is for them to receive these illicit hard currencies.
Indeed, there is need to check this ‘free money’ that makes our youths lazy and criminal-minded.