It has come to our notice that our customers, various stakeholders and the general public are receiving a number of false transaction notices purported to have been sent by the Central Securities Clearing System through various non-official email accounts such as the following:

----- Forwarded Message -----

From: adebayo johnson ""


Sent: Sunday, February 2, 20149:02 PM

Subject: CSCS Settlement Advice of 27/01/2014.

Good Day Sir/Madam,

Please be informed that the net balance for CSCS account trade

settlement of 27/01/2014 is =N= 1,399,187.67. Note that NSE and CSCS

transaction charges have been deducted. Please find attached for

statement advice:

Thank you.


We wish to notify the general public that we do not send out notices through private, personal or corporate yahoo, gmail or other such email addresses. As a channel of providing such notification services, the Central Securities Clearing System Plc, will only send and receive emails from the following corporate email addresses:

Members of the public are hereby notified that any communication regarding their transaction with CSCS or requesting them to initiate any action on their accounts with us should be disregarded and reported to the law enforcement agencies. We wish to further notify our customers, stakeholders and the general public, that

we are not a bank:

  • CSCS is a Financial Market Infrastructure (FMI) and Central Securities Depository (CSD) that holds securities centrally and safely in a dematerialised or electronic form.
  • In addition to safekeeping, it performs securities clearing and settlement functions by means of book-entry between securities accounts maintained in the depository.
  • CSCS ensures that a record of title to securities is maintained on a central register.

Please be advised that any electronic message or information sent from any e-mail address other than the above does not emanate from CSCS the message or its attachments does not relate to the business of the Central Securities Clearing System Pic, is personal to the sender and is not given or endorsed by the Central Securities Clearing System PIc. The Central Securities Clearing System Pic accepts no responsibility for any loss arising from such personal communication.

Any member of the public engaging in this illegal act does so at their own risk and shall face the full wrath of the law, when caught in the act.


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