KATHMANDU, Dec. 7: The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) has appealed to one and all to remain alert of the increasing criminal trend of hacking of bank and financial institution consumers´ online accounts by sending spam emails and developing fake log-in page for e-banking, and stealing the consumers Bank´s account number, name, address and password.
Some of the fraudsters involved in such acts have also been found to have been sending email to people telling them that they have been appointed payment clearing agent to collect their dues in Nepal, and thereby requesting for such people´s bank account number and other details.
Phising Scam or illegally transferring amount from the account of a person through e-banking to the account of other person is also on the rise. Thereby all have been requested to not trust such spam emails or fake log-in pages, and notify the concerned financial institution and the bureau if anything similar has taken place.
In order to save oneself from such fraudulent acts, the CIB has urged all to not open any email received from an unknown person, coordinate with the financial institutions concerned for any mail received requesting you to change your username and password for e-banking, and ensure that the spam filter, anti-virus, firewall etc used in the computer are updated.