Nigerians have been given a loud warning never to do this with their bank account to avoid being arrested.
Popular Police Officer, Dolapo Badmus
Popular Police Officer, Dolapo Badmus has warned Nigerians to desist from giving anyone their account number to receive money.
The Police PRO said this is because some persons might use it for fraudulent activity and in the case of such event happening, the actual owner of the account would take the fall for it.
Her tweet reads:
"Don’t ever “borrow” anyone your account number to receive money, your account should be for your own usage..someone is in custody for borrowing a “friend” his account, he never knew the money they are transferring through him is fraudulent.Ignorance isn’t an excuse before the law
It’s so risky to just release your account number for transactions you cant guarantee.Local man ‘may’ be spending Christmas in detention,more so that the friend is on the run. Investigators said only his “friend” can clarify his innocence unfortunately friend is nowhere in sight."