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Saturday , September 26 2020

Kuwaiti looses 13,000 KD to a scammer

KUWAIT CITY, Jun 18: Despite of regular warning by MOI and news media not to share bank details, careless and ignorant people fall victim to swindlers who impersonate as bank employees and make calls to their victims where later it is found that money is being deducted from bank account.

One of these victims was a Kuwaiti citizen who responded to an anonymous call, the scammer informed him over the phone that he is a bank employee, and he will update his bank card data, so that he will be able to withdraw in process he got victims bank account number and password, and then stole money from him through several sites accounts estimated at more than 13,000 dinars.

The Kuwaiti citizen fell into the trap after providing him with what he wanted, he discovered after a while that he had fallen into the trap.

The source said that theKuwaiti citizen received phone messages from his bank stating that withdrawals were made in separate amounts, and when he rushed to the bank to inquire, he was informed that the withdrawals took place through several locations, it was too late for him to act as he was already deceived.

The citizen went to the police station and gave the phone number from where the scammer had called and a bank fraud case was registered and referred to the General Department of Criminal Investigation.

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