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Wednesday , September 30 2020

Saudi woman falls prey to fraud, loses cash

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 16: Despite the warnings issued by the Ministry of Interior as well as local banks through the media and through text messages not to give their bank data on phone to anyone who impersonate as bank employees, these warnings go unheeded and as a result citizens and residents continue to lose money when they give their bank card details and PIN number to the caller, reports Al-Rai daily.

“The ATM card (has been) blocked due to update … Please call this number (* 6)” was the message received from a Kuwait-registered cell phone number and when the receiver entertained the caller and followed the instructions, and lost 490 dinars in the latest incident.

The victim was a Saudi woman residing in Sabah Al- Salem who the caller succeeded in deceiving and lured her into giving her bank account data. A security source told the daily after the Saudi woman received a text message requesting her bank data has to be updated, she immediately responded to the message and gave all details about her account including the four digits ATM pin number and ended up losing the money in her account.

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