KUWAIT CITY, Oct 25: A Kuwaiti citizen lost 83,000 KD within half an hour while responding to an unknown international call, the caller misled the Kuwaiti citizen stating that he was from a trading company and needed to update his personal data and bank account number.
Desperate citizen resorted to the security authorities in search for the solution as he used to trade with international stock exchanges through a financial brokerage company. When he received the call, the caller stated that he was an employee of the brokerage company through which he conducts his transaction for trading operations. To continue with trading with stocks he needs to update the data and asked for his civil id number, bank account and passport details. The victim noticed within half an hour of his conversation he received a bank message that 83,000 KD was deducted from his balance. When he called the bank and brokerage company it was found he had fallen for a scammer as the brokerage firm had not called him to update any data.
A case of forgery was registered with the bank which was referred to the department of criminal investigation.