Equity Bank is once again on the spot and for the wrong reason.A 72-year-old man from Nyeri allegedly lost a huge sum of money from his account.
According to news shared on a Facebook post by the man’s son Edward Karungu, the elderly man had his account swept clean after the fraudsters allegedly siphoned the KSh 457,000 from his account through Eazzy App.
Kiragu, while giving the details of what transpired, stated that his elderly father had Sh457,000 in his account ON August 21ST 2020 only to wake up the next day to nothing.
According to the post, when the man went to the visited Equity Bank, Nyeri branch hoping to get back his money he found out that not only had he lost all his money, but the fraudsters had also gone ahead to secure a further bank loan of KSh 25,000 using his account
Dear @KeEquityBank, My 72 yr dad is languishing in Poverty in Nyeri. He had a savings of 475k. Equity is not willing to raise the issue to the fraud teams for investigation. All his savings have mysteriously vanished from his account.@KeEquityBank #EquityBankTheft @DCI_Kenya pic.twitter.com/JAmr59YLvV
— EDWARD CHECKS HOWELL (@Edwardkarungu) September 10, 2020
*Follow up *https://t.co/zQuczrkG5G
After this happening Equity Nyeri Branch Manager (George Maina) intimidates me to pull down the post, instead of setting my 72yr dad fraud issue,who is now a poverty strike after hard-earned savings vanishes at Equity custody @KeEquityBank
— EDWARD CHECKS HOWELL (@Edwardkarungu) September 12, 2020
This is not he first time banks have been on the spot light for this reason. A few weeks ago, Youtuber and Social media sensation Tabitha famously known as Craving Yellow went on social media platform her IGTV in the distress of NCBA Bank whereby her money more than 300,000 Kenyan shillings was withdrawn without her consent.