A man identified as Dare Oladimeji has been placed under arrest by the police after he was said to have hacked into several bank accounts to withdraw the money of customers at will, according to reports from INFORMATION NIGERIA.
The suspect who was arrested at the Ladipo axis of Lagos State was a former football player in Dubai who had returned to the country in 2016.
He was accosted while in the process of withdrawing N200,000 from the bank account of a victim.
After he was caught, Oladimeji in his confession while speaking to newsmen gave details on how he made use of phones to carry out the act after learning the crime through Google.
“I work on sim cards to get money. When I lay my hands on any sim card, I would slot it into any small phone that is not android.
“When that is done, I would press a code which brings out the list of banks the owner of the sim uses.
“For example, if the person is using GTB, I will proceed with the normal code of *37*100#.
“If the person has money, we would use it to buy recharge card to confirm how much the owner has, through the debit alert that would pop in to reveal the balance.
“Thereafter, we would transfer the money into donors accounts, from where we would withdraw the money.
“Locking of phones with password does not stop me from hacking into any account, as long as I can lay my hands on the sim card. All I need to do is to remove the sim and slot it into a small phone.
“The only thing that can prevent me from hacking into account through a phone is when the SIM card itself is locked.
“But most people don’t lock their sim cards, they only lock their phones.
“You can only beat my likes to the game if you lock your sim card because only the owner knows the password.
“When I came back from Dubai in 2016, I brought N7 million, out of which I gave one Mr Shola N5 million for a genuine business with NUPENG. Unfortunately, the man died.
“I decided to venture into this business which is a small version of yahoo yahoo because I didn’t want to go into robbery. At Idi-Oro, there are pickpockets.
“When they snatch phones from victims, they would throw the sim cards away.
“What I do is to go looking for these sim cards and continue from there. Nobody taught me the skill.
“I learnt it from google chrome. This is just common sense. But I regret my action because I have brought shame to my children,” he said.
Oladimeji will be charged to court for his crimes soon.
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