Kuwaiti Govt Stated ‘Don’t share the personal account info to phony bank executives’
Never believe a person who calls you on WhatsApp or Viber applications or for that thing any means of conversation and questions you about your personal account data, even if it’s your bank asking you, describes Al-Rai daily.
Regional bankers, telecom corporations and banking administrators, have told over and over again that the hackers and gangs of robbers who are at work devising new ways to cheat and rob money from people’s accounts. They are stated to have got rid of their traditional practices which have ever come as a communication. The new program is the hackers now call through Viber.
Despite continuous assurances that regional or foreign banks nevermore ask their consumers for bank account data, some consumers proceed to fall pillage to the hackers’ tactics, particularly when they respond to such calls and render the inquired data.
As per the expertise of a number of Viber and WhatsApp applications users in Kuwait, these groups try to bypass the users by displaying themselves as managers from local banks or telecommunications businesses, to further change the client and even use the logo of the bank or photos of regionally known officials.
These groups have recently sent notification messages, telling the client that his/ her bank account has been dropped and then asked for details to update the private data. These fraudsters not only do so but communicate the person, representing the local institution and regularly encircling it.
By glancing at the directions they send to users, it is remarkable that they often include inaccuracies in communicating in Arabic and the use of multiple logos from multiple institutions, but they invariably include a number to correspond via WhatsApp, in an attempt to fool the user to easily interface with the institution they portray.
Due to the common occurrence of such attempts by these groups and the possibility of success, especially with the aging or semi-educated people, there is a need to increase awareness drives to warn consumers.