KUWAIT CITY, May 15: A Kuwaiti lost KD 2,000 after receiving a message from a local mobile phone to update his bank statements, reports Al-Rai daily. The Kuwaiti said, the message read, “Dear customer, the ATM card has been blocked due to failure to update the information. Please contact this number to update your information.”
The person who identified himself as an employee of the bank where the victim has the account, asked the victim to provide his card details including the four digit pin code and the card expiry date.
After the Kuwaiti obliged, he received a message saying KD 2,000 has been deducted from his account. The Kuwaiti immediately contacted the bank but the money could not be recovered. The case has been handed over to the e-crimes department of the Ministry of Interior.