UBA's 'Fighting Fraud Together

[dropcap]U[/dropcap]nited Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, is gearing up to initiate a Fraud Awareness Week. This proactive campaign aims to equip customers with knowledge and tools to shield themselves from fraud and financial malpractices.

UBA is organising this week-long event to fortify collaborative efforts in safeguarding the assets and accounts of its valued customers. According to Sanusi Mudasiru, UBA’s Chief Audit & Assurance Officer, “Our commitment to integrity remains unwavering. Lately, we have seen the need to work together with our customers to protect their assets.”

The Fraud Awareness Week, themed “Fighting Fraud Together,” is scheduled to run from today Monday, October 16th, to Friday, October 20th, 2023. UBA has curated a series of activities, including in-house sessions, Train the Trainers Webinars, engagement with external stakeholders, seminars, and much more. These initiatives aim to inform and educate both staff and customers on the imperative need to safeguard their accounts.

Mudasiru outlined the importance of the week, especially during the notorious “ember months,” known for an increase in fraud-related activities. “With UBA, you are in safe hands, and we encourage you to be wise and help us protect your money,” he emphasized.

The engagement with external stakeholders, is scheduled for Thursday, October 19th, 2023. It will feature notable speakers like Mr. Abbah Sambo Usman from the Economic & Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and Barrister Akin Adesomoju, Managing Partner at Akin Adesomoju & Co.

The week will focus on sharing insights from professionals like Chief Risk & Compliance Officer, Mr. Temidayo Adekanye; Legal and Prosecution Lawyer, Barr. E.A. Jackson; and Dr. Rabiu Olowo, a Professor of Practice in Forensic Accounting, Finance, and Public Policy.

Mudasiru stressed the digital age’s inherent scamming activities, making it crucial for the bank to educate customers on cautious practices. “Through the activities lined up for the week, we will share vital information with our customers on how to stay secure, stay alert, and help us fight and stop fraud together,” he stated.

UBA’s commitment to safeguarding the financial interests of its stakeholders, coupled with the pledge to maintain the highest levels of integrity and security, underscores the significance of this initiative. The Fraud Awareness Week is not just a campaign; it’s a collective effort to empower customers and fortify the defenses against evolving fraudulent threats.

 

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