CalBank has denied media reports that an Ivorian has been arrested for syphoning over GH¢110Million from the bank

According to a press statement released by the bank, the total amount at risk in the said fraudulent transaction was “less GH¢255, 000 of which GH¢130, 000 has been recovered”.

“The Bank’s IT risk systems upon detecting the fraudulent acts immediately stopped and blocked further transfers,” the statement said.

“The Bank immediately reported the attempted fraudulent act to the Ghana Police Service and the relevant regulatory authorities,” it added.

The statement explained that the bank has since taken robust measures to beef up its security systems and that there is no cause for worry.

“CalBank assures all its customers, shareholders and stakeholders that the attempted fraud was foiled thanks to the Bank’s robust IT security system,” the statement said in part.

Read the full statement below:

We refer to a recent report circulating in the media and on social media about an attempted fraud of over GHS110m in 2017 on CalBank.

The header of the said news report is misleading and has compelled us to correct same. On July 4, 2017, the Bank noticed some unusual and suspicious activities on its system of an attempt to fraudulently transfer GHS110m from the Bank.

The attempt was unsuccessful. The Bank’s IT risk systems upon detecting the fraudulent acts immediately stopped and blocked further transfers. The amount at risk was less than GHS255, 000 of which GHS130, 000 has been recovered.

The Bank immediately reported the attempted fraudulent act to the Ghana Police Service and the relevant regulatory authorities.

With the help of the Cyber Crime Unit of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Ghana Police Service, the suspected individuals have been arrested and over GHS130, 000 of the funds fraudulently transferred has been recovered.

CalBank assures all its customers, shareholders and stakeholders that the attempted fraud was foiled thanks to the Bank’s robust IT security system. We continue to invest heavily in our IT Security and Risk management systems to forestall any future fraud attempts on the Bank.

In addition, the Bank has been PCIDSS certified and is also implementing ISO 27001 certification to further enhance the Bank’s IT security environment. CalBank further assures its customers, shareholders and stakeholders that their interest will continuously be protected.

We are grateful to the Ghana Police Service for their support in arresting the suspects.

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