Financial and Monetary Crime Fee (EFCC) witness, John Evong Etim, revealed on Friday how fraudsters function in Level of Sale (PoS).
Testified towards Austin Christopher Esset, a suspected POS fraud.
Esset is being tried earlier than Decide Agatha Okeke of the Federal Supreme Courtroom, who sits in Oyo, Akwa Ibom state, for stealing 150,000 Norwegians.
Etim, the POS agent, instructed the plaintiff legal professional, Agbo Father, that the defendant had made fraudulent withdrawals on two via cardless switch leading to his account being frozen.
He indicated that the transactions made the financial institution drive it to return cash to the victims earlier than the ban was lifted.
Etem recounted that ESET was in his retailer on August 10, 2020 and requested 150,000 N.
“In withdrawals and not using a card, the particular person should include the account quantity and the SIM card can be used to obtain alerts. The utmost withdrawal is 50.000 N, so I repeated thrice and gave him 150,000 N in money. He gave me 200,000 as service charges.
“The accused left and got here again on August 18, 2020, to have the identical transaction with totally different account numbers. I suspected fraud and was photographed secretly as a result of it’s an Android machine with a digital camera. ”
The witness stated that he continued doing enterprise that day till the subsequent day when he was not in a position to make withdrawals from his account. His financial institution is in Aka, Uyo Street. And he met his account administrator who instructed him that the unauthorized transactions had been achieved utilizing his PoS machine. I referred to as a pal who works with EFCC, and he requested me some questions. I went again to my financial institution and crammed out a kind. The stated quantity was confiscated and my account reopened.
The witness stated he continued working and after two months, Essiet got here again to his store and with the assistance of neighbors, he was arrested and turned over to EFCC.
] Abur confirmed the witness the petition that he despatched to the committee, on October 20, 2020, which he specified.
The petition was accepted as proof and the provide was flagged from P1A to D.
The case was adjourned till December 8, 2020 for the trial to proceed. (19659014)