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Bank account of a Kuwaiti hacked

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 8: An unidentified Kuwaiti was robbed of 5,990 dinars from his bank account by fraudsters who seem to have resumed their activities after a brief lull, reports Al- Anba daily. Such thefts occur in spite of banks warning its customers not to respond to people who pose as bank employees or respond to messages which look suspicious.

According to a complaint filed by a 55-year-old Kuwaiti with the Abdullah Al-Salem Police Station, he received a message and he was asked to send the OTP number which he had received on his cell phone. When the Kuwaiti obliged, he discovered the money was withdrawn from his bank account.

A case of forgery has been registered at the Commercial Affairs Prosecution. It is noteworthy that the OTP code is sent to the customer in the event that the withdrawal process is more than 100 dinars, which means that the senders of these messages have full data of the customer, including the card number and the client’s password.

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