Sierra Leone Commercial Bank Warns of Rising Scam Threat

Sierra Leone Commercial Bank

Freetown, June 7, 2024 – Sierra Leone Commercial Bank (SLCB) has issued a public alert regarding an increase in scams involving the misuse of its reputable name to deceive individuals and steal their money. The bank is urging both its customers and the wider public to be vigilant against these fraudulent activities.

Rise in Scams Targeting SLCB Customers

Recently, there has been a surge in fraudulent schemes where scammers impersonate SLCB representatives through phone calls, emails, text messages, and social media. These criminals craft convincing communications, often promising financial opportunities, loan approvals, or prizes in exchange for personal or financial information.

Key Safety Tips from SLCB

To help safeguard against these scams, Sierra Leone Commercial Bank advises the following precautions:

Be Skeptical: Treat unsolicited communications claiming to be from SLCB with caution. If it sounds too good to be true, it likely is.

Verify the Source: Independently verify any communication from SLCB by contacting the bank directly through official channels. Avoid using contact information provided by the potential scammer.

Protect Personal Information: Do not share sensitive information such as account numbers, PINs, or passwords unless you are sure of the recipient’s authenticity.

Report Suspicious Activity: Report any suspicious activity or scams involving SLCB to local law enforcement and notify the bank immediately. Prompt reporting can aid in taking action against fraudsters.

Commitment to Customer Safety

SLCB is dedicated to the safety and security of its customers and the public. The bank is actively collaborating with law enforcement agencies to address and mitigate these fraudulent activities. SLCB emphasizes that it will never send unsolicited communications asking for personal or financial information and does not endorse or participate in any fraudulent schemes.

Contact Information

For further information or to report a suspected scam, contact the SLCB Customer Service Department at +232-79-211-121 / +232-88-225-225, or the Corporate Secretariat at +232-78-645774 / +232-79-950-132.

Sierra Leone Commercial Bank values the trust and cooperation of its customers in maintaining the safety of the community against scammers. The bank remains committed to being a trusted financial partner.

By Management

Sierra Leone Commercial Bank


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