National Bank warns Ukrainians of phone scammers offering "financial aid during quarantine"

Source : 112 Ukraine

They send SMS, offering "government assistance", asking to provide the credit card data
14:56, 8 April 2020

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The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) warns citizens of massive SMS-distribution from phone scammers. They represent themselves as bank workers, offering clients to get financial assistance from the bank during the quarantine. The financial authority published the warning on Facebook. 

"Unfortunately, even now the burglars carry on with their attempts to fool Ukrainians. They send SMS on the behalf of banks with an offer to get the "government assistance". For that, they demand to provide the number of their credit cards, the expiry date and other data", the warning says.

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The authority reiterated that such messages should be ignored; there should be no calls on the suspicious numbers, no clicking on links that contain messages, and no personal data or card data should be passed to third persons.

The NBU remembered the clients that in case of a transfer of any pensions or other kinds of social payments, no bank asks its clients for any personal or credit card data; there are no calls or messages from banks under these circumstances.

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