After yesterday's complaint of a 60-year-old for fraud from a message that appears to come from the Bank of Cyprus and the loss of 4,000 euros from her bank account, two more complaints were made today at the Limassol TAE.
According to the Police, a 61-year-old man complained to the Limassol Police Department that in response to a message he received and that he considered to come from his bank, he entered his personal numbers on a website similar to that of the Bank of Cyprus, as well as other information requested. Shortly afterwards, he was informed that a sum of 70,000 euros had been transferred from his bank accounts to various foreign bank accounts.
A similar incident was reported today by a 60-year-old woman, from whose account a sum of 4,000 euros was stolen, while yesterday, the same amount was transferred from an account of another 60-year-old to a bank account in the Netherlands.
Citizens in Nicosia seem to have fallen victim to a similar nature of fraud.
The Police as well as the Bank of Cyprus appeal to the public not to respond to such messages which concern sensitive information, such as user code and 1bank password, one-time codes (OTPs), numbers and other card information.