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Interior warns banks on potential ATM scams

KUWAIT: Interior Ministry’s Undersecretary Lt Gen Suleiman Al- Fahd sent a letter to the president of Kuwait Banks Union with regards to scams by international gangs withdrawing money from ATMs illegally.

He asked that a circular be sent to banks to take caution and be updated about the development of this crime.

The letter carried the title “purple circular number P233 operations” and is considered classified. It reads: “Based on a letter from the Interpol secretariat general, which was issued at the request of the National Central Office in Malaysia, it describes cash withdrawals from ATMs in a fraudulent way, so be careful and send to banks to be careful and cautious.” —Al-Rai

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