In order to steal from you, a criminals smear you with an unknown black substance after you have withdrawn money from an ATM or at a bank and lead you to believe your money has been cursed.
They then ask you to hand over your money and put it into an envelope, promising to remove the curse. When they return the envelope to you it contains worthless paper. But by the time you discover this, it is too late, and the criminal is long gone – with your money.
Criminals are experts at social engineering and will use these tactics to manipulate you and steal your cash. If you are smeared with an unknown substance after making a withdrawal, leave! Do not engage with anyone who wants to talk to you. It’s a scam.
- Be aware of your surroundings, even when transacting inside the bank.
- Never make your bank visits public, even to people close to you.
- Never trust anyone that approaches you after you have transacted at the bank or at an ATM