An unlucky Filipino expatriate in Kuwait lost a huge amount of cash over a hoax call.
According to reports, the victim allegedly received a call through the Viber app claiming that he won KD20,000 and asked for his bank card number, pin number,and his civil ID number.
Later on, instead of receiving the money, he found out that he lost KD2,527 which was withdrawn from his account.
The incident was already reported by the lending company employee to the Ahmadi Police Station. They are already taking all the necessary actions to catch the swindler who got the money from the Filipino’s bank account.
In another similar incident, a 50-year old Filipino also became of victim of swindling after KD9,000 was stolen from his bank account also through a prank call.
According to the complainant, he received a call allegedly from the bank saying that he won KD10,000. The caller, similar to the previous one, also asked for the Account number and password of the victim so they can deposit the money.
Just in a short while after giving the information, he received a message saying that KD9,000 was debited from his bank account.
Overseas Filipino Workers are advised to never believe in these calls, asking for account number and password, as they are just pranks to embezzle money from you.
Source | Arabtimesonline