Yesterday, the Central Bank called on bank customers to pay attention to the phone calls or messages of the instant messaging application "WhatsApp" that bear his name and logo, stressing that these calls and messages are fraudulent activities.

The Central Bank said in a statement: “We confirm with the Central Bank that we never ask customers to disclose their financial information, so we urge clients to be alert to phone calls and fraudulent messages that may reach them via the WhatsApp application, and carry the name and logo of the Central Bank.”

The «Central» stressed to customers not to answer such calls and messages, and not to open any link attached to it, to avoid exposure of data to fraudulent websites, in addition to the need to inform the relevant authorities.

He pointed out that these fraudulent operations have increased recently, and that fraudsters are using the name of the central bank to obtain private information and bank account data.

The bank added in its statement: “Therefore, the central bank alerts customers to the importance of protecting information, related to bank accounts, credit and debit cards, from fraud and unauthorized use.”

He continued: «Customers must realize that the central bank does not communicate with customers via phone calls unless the consumer’s complaint is recorded through the correct channels, with a reference number, and he does not use social media at all to contact individuals or companies, and he must inform the relevant authorities of any call "It is suspected fraudulent."