TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
More victims of online payment transfer scams have taken to the social media platforms to air their woes. It is learnt that fraudsters have been targeting victims by making calls or sending SMSs.
“My husband got a call saying it’s a security verification from the online fund transfer app.
He followed the steps told by the lady who called him.
And to our bad luck, all the money from the account has gone,” Suneetha Ratheesh posted on social media.
Ailefo Afatsuom Rasan, another victim, posted: “My husband got scammed and he lost BD1,000 from his account.
We have filed a complaint with the CID department.”
Last week, The Daily Tribune carried a report about fraudsters targeting the online banking and financial transaction network in the Kingdom.
The published article carried the plight of one Bangladeshi national, one Pakistani national and an Indian businessman, who together lost nearly BD1,500 to the scammers.
Most of the victims have launched a complaint with the police department, pleading for an intense probe into the matter.
Cyber security experts have always been high – lighting the need to protect Unified Payment Interface (UPI) and online transactions from scammers in light of increasing online payments.
They include not responding to calls and text messages from strangers along with putting up different passwords on different…