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A teacher from a renowned school in the Corporate Area is currently in need of medical attention due to a possible nervous breakdown caused by an alleged scam that resulted in the loss of nearly $200,000 from her bank account.
The teacher fell victim to a fake email scam that appeared to be from her financial institution, stating that she was selected for a loan of close to half a million dollars.
The teacher was quick to contact the bank as she had not applied for a loan.
However, she was informed by an agent from the bank that their records showed that a loan was approved and the funds were deposited into her account.
Despite her protestations to the contrary, the bank refused to acknowledge her claims, leaving the teacher in a state of shock and despair.
Further checks on her account revealed that $200,000 from her savings had been transferred to an account belonging to a female.
The teacher has not received any loan as claimed in the email, but she is now seeing a lien on her account, requiring her to repay the loan she never received for the next two years or more. The teacher has made several visits to the bank and requested that an investigation be launched into the matter.
However, after days of communication, she was informed that no breach was found by the financial institution.
The teacher is now in the process of reporting the matter to the police.
This is a cautionary tale to remind people to be vigilant when receiving emails from banks or other financial institutions.
Scammers often use sophisticated tactics to trick people into giving away their personal information or money.
It is essential to verify the authenticity of the emails or messages received and to contact the financial institution directly to confirm any suspicious activity.