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Banks warn customer about new way of cheating

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The banking authorities in Kuwait have called on the people to be vigilant about new way of cheating by unknown elements. According to latest news, the thieves are now adopting a new modus operandi of impersonating bank employee. The caller at the other end claims to be an employee of the bank and tells the victim that his/her bank account will be closed if it is not updated immediately.

In one such incident, a caller believed to be Asian but speaking fluent Arabic called a woman, born in 1957, and introduced himself as bank employee. He asked the woman to update her account and offered to help her.

When the woman agreed and adhered to the caller’s request and gave her card number and the four-digit secret and in just a few seconds her balance of KD 1,303 fell to just KD 2.

The daily added, many people have been robbed in this manner. The authorities have called on the people to be vigilant because the bank employee never asks its customers for the four digit code number. According to news reports dozens of other people have been robbed in this manner.

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Saturday, May 18, 2019
Yes i received a call on imo..Name displayed as VIVA number is #######8

Friday, May 17, 2019
I was called 2 months before and by mistake i gave the 16 digit number they ther asked for the pin code i gave the first 2 digit then i disconnected the phone. Then i called the bank to freeze my account. They freezed the account. Then i went to bank and reneuwed the atm card.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Yes, it happened to me on Sunday 05 May 2019. They are calling through Viber. Their name will be displayed as ####### NBK BANK talking fluent Arabic or English if we don''t know Arabic. I just given some wrong ATM card number but immediately they told me say correct number that means they are directly entering card number to some bank transaction page. I overheard some Hindi words talked by nearby person and pronounciation seems a non-hindi person.

Hary Paul
Monday, May 13, 2019
Thanks to Indian in Kuwait for spreading this awareness among all readers. Every person has to be very very careful about these kind of frauds prevailing in all sector of on-line transactions.
Never ever discuss anything over the phone. If there is anyone claiming to be bank staff calling to help us out, then it is best to visit the bank and get the matters sort out.

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