Thursday , January 24 2019

Beware of callers offering cash rewards

KUWAIT CITY, May 16: The Secretary- General of Kuwait Banking Association Dr Hamad Al-Hassawi has called on all banks clients to be cautious when responding to telephone calls, reports Al-Rai daily.

In a press statement, Al-Hassawi explained there are many fraudsters out there who ask for account and secret pin numbers under the pretext of depositing (imaginary) financial reward in their bank accounts or under some other pretexts.

He stressed banks never ask their clients for their account numbers or secret numbers to complete any transactions through phone calls in any case. He pointed out that due to the banks’ keenness to protect the interests and money of the clients, the association calls on them to follow the instructions of local banks and the warnings published on their sites and in the social media.

1,500 brawls recorded: Security forces have recorded about 1,500 fights in 130 days since the beginning of 2018 to May 10 which roughly works out to 11 fights, a day on an average, reports Al-Qabas daily. A security source said this has become a worrying phenomenon and the public security sector of the Interior Ministry has formed teams to put an end to this menace. The source added, the security directorates in cooperation with the research and investigation departments in the six governorates have introduced several measures to end this phenomenon, by deploying security teams in hospitals, markets and complexes

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