• Erica was accused by rival fans of sending fake bank alerts to her fans in form of a giveaway.
• Erica’s fans popularly known as Elites took to some comment sections to clarify on the issue with a clear explanation.
Fans of the ex-housemate and Big Brother Naija season 5 Lockdown reality television star, Erica has defended her on social media after the general public started accusing her of sending fake bank alerts to her fans.
This began on Friday, October 23, after Erica told her fans on Twitter to start sending in their bank account numbers with an explanation of what they need money for.
Erica promised to pick as many accounts numbers as possible and credit them with certain amount of money for their upkeep and survival.
However, one of the beneficiaries of the giveaway identified as Sharon_Oq immediately took a screenshot of her own alert and posted on Twitter thanking the reality star for the kind gesture.
In the screenshot, it was observed that Erica sent Sharon the sum of N50,000 with the amount clearly written on alert sms. Now, the issue was date the alert came in which was supposed to be that Friday, October 23, but what the bank details showed in the screenshot was Monday, October 26.
After the accusers believed the date of the alert was supposed to be October 23, Erica’s fans popularly known as Elites took to some comment sections to clarify on the issue with a clear explanation.
In Nigeria and some parts of the world, the banking system seems to be the same in the sense that when a bank transaction is made on a weekend, let’s say on Friday after 6:30 pm, the date on any alert gotten from that time will be shifted to the next business day which is on Monday.
So, since Erica transferred the money on Friday night at 9:29 pm, the date was moved to Monday October 26 but that didn’t obstruct the recipient from receiving the money into her account.
A clear example is the clarification made by Access Bank PLC on its official website and it reads;
“If you are making a payment after 6.30pm, on a weekend, or a Bank holiday, the payment will normally leave you account immediately, and be available in the recipient bank account within a few hours. The date displayed when making the
payment and on your statement will be the next working day.
“Outside of these exception times the date
displayed will be today, the payment will leave your account immediately, and will be available in the recipient bank within a few hours.
“Payments and transfers that you make after 6.30pm Monday to Friday, at weekends and on Bank Holidays leave your account immediately, but the date on your screen will show as the next banking day”
After looking through some of the comment sections on social media platforms, ValidUpdates was able to gather some valuable comment by Erica’s fans where most of them were seen making it clear that Erica didn’t send fans fake alerts. Some of them read below;
@bervelynnnn; “Shame on you mumu blogger. Go and read about dates smh. Shebi you miss the traffic she used to bring on your page”
@nneamaka2016; “Blogger you could have checked goggle first before posting to help your followers. Knowledge is powe they say. Let me help you. If you are making a payment after 6.30pm on a weekend or bank holiday, the payment will leave the account immediately and be available in the recipients account almost immediately, however the date displayed will be the next working date and this explains your screenshot. No need of setting someone up for drags ok. Check goggle and confirm yourself.”
@nneamaka2016; “It’s high time bloggers in Nigeria do their research before posting
certain things for their followers that swallow every information given to them hook, line and sinke… Knowledge is power. Instead of commenting on what you are not sure of how it works, why not check goggle first and educate yourself before coming online to display your ignorance… nawa oo”
@beth_hairs; “Funny enough it happens
especially when you carry out transactions
over the weekend, they’re usually dated the
Monday of the following week and it tallies
since Monday is the 26th”
@official_meenar; “It happens most especially with acceSs bank. Any transaction on weekend will be dated for Monday. So it’s not a big deal.”
chinyere_ike_; @official_meenar apart from that one sef .. lets say we agreed with u guys.. take a look at d account number in question .. if you count it with d stars you would see it is a total of 6 digits ..Nigeria back account number is never less than 10 digits”
@kourt_benson; “@chinyere ike_ who spoilt your life like this? Confidently talking rubbish which sabe bank in naija would publish full account number of a customer? Have small sense at least.”
@chiqueakweley; “Nigerian bloggers always posting fake and useless news. Always preaching hate and the nigerian youth as usual will fall for such nonsense and disrespect people’s choices by spewing rubbish about someone.you don’t know all in the name of a reality TV show. Can’t you people see what is happening in your country. I Think it’s high time some of you people think and concentrate on getting better lives. It’s so pathetic reading comments posted about your fellow citizens.”
It’s always a bad moment to see some individuals come against an unconditional show of love like Erica did but because they aren’t fans of that particular person, there seem to be lots of rivalries as to who is more legit in doing things and whatnot.
And for Erica to come out at the time Nigerian youths are clamouring for good governance, it will be very unthinkable to see her start sending fake bank alerts to the people who supported her during her stay in BBNaija show.
So, we can rightly state that what’s currently circulating online is simply rivalry between BBNaija fandom.
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