GTbank launched a quick and easy way for customers to top up airtime, send funds from their bank account to any person’s without a token and we all loved the idea.
At least until last week, GTbank customers who use this feature started noticing some fraudulent transactions been made with their account in guise of Airtime purchase. Tolu who doesn’t use this feature decided to see what would happen if he did. I sent a couple of people money and bought airtime with this platform and lo and behold, at work today I got an alert saying I bought airtime and my account was debited.
Pretty intense stuff, they fell for my bait.
Then i headed to twitter only to see a sea of complaints from people, in fairness to the bank, they are aware of this and are trying to rectify the situation.
Excuse me?— Tolu. (@ToluDerp) June 22, 2016
What are you people doing removing money from account for airtime I didn't buy?
Explain please. @gtbank
It's like they've hacked @gtbank website or something. I just got debited for airtime that I didn't buy. Return my money abeg.— Tilly! (@TillyTillie) June 21, 2016
So if you use this portal, take all your money away and lock it up somewhere, really, you’re safer tucking your money inside your pillow or in your bra.