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CBO Warns the Public of Phishing Scams

The CBO (Central Bank of Oman) along with other banks have cautioned people again and again that they shouldn't answer intermediate queries or unsolicited e-mails that ask for personal account information. Oman Tribune published this in news on May 19, 2011.

The CBO, on May 18, 2011, stated that scammers were getting in touch with bank clients over electronic mails as also posting business offers and inquiries. On a few occasions, they were dispatching the e-mails that purported to be from the bank.

The CBO in a statement indicated that it along with other banks had been alerting again and again that residents required being aware of the risks associated with answering 3rd-party or unsolicited inquiries. Thus they required being sure about the enquiries' genuineness, while the inquiries purported to be from the banks.

Here the Central Bank of Oman disclosed that several instances had emerged wherein those bank clients sharing personal password, account number along with other secret particulars had online crooks steal funds from the victims' accounts held with CBO.

Thus, CBO has cautioned account owners for being very cautious while handling such communications. Moreover, they mustn't divulge anything about their account associated as well as other secret details over e-mail alternatively any other mode of communication till they were confident those details' requirement were from the bank to meet an official necessity via secured mode and authorized individuals.

The CBO has also recommended its clients to follow the instructions of their banks essentially for making sure that there was always financial security as well as for informing any doubtful operation to the banks. These doubtful operations should also be notified to the Royal Oman Police instantly. Observer published this in news on May 19, 2011.

Clients further required making sure the inquiries' authenticity along with their source as well as cautiously evaluating the situations along with the safety of the method prior to replying in any way. And for wanting any reassurance, the clients must get in touch with their bank whenever there's in any doubt, while incase they discover a fraud they must inform the bank about it.

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