Friday 27 August 2021
I wrote – Manal Al-Masry:
Mohamed El-Etreby, head of Banque Misr, said on his Facebook page today, Friday, that the security and administrative control forces succeeded in arresting the fraudsters who stole the accounts of some of the bank’s customers.
Last Saturday, Banque Misr warned its clients of fraud and swindling operations that they may be exposed to if they share their personal data with others, after the fraud case that a female client in Samalout branch was exposed to, and others, after sharing their confidential data to others despite these warnings.
Al-Etrebi said in a comment on Facebook: “A heartfelt greeting to the Ministry of Interior and Administrative Control for the great effort that was made to arrest the fraudsters in record time and successive nights without rest, which indicates their dedication to their work and their capabilities, whether human or technical.”
He added: “I call on all bank customers not to share any data with anyone by phone, even if he claims to be an employee in the bank, in a government agency or in the central bank. It is very important not to be exposed to fraud and to report immediately on these cases, and the banks are continuing awareness campaigns.”
Last Saturday, Al-Etrebi said, during a telephone interview with the “On My Responsibility” program, broadcast on the “Echo of the Country” channel, that 13 fraud incidents occurred on clients during the last period, with amounts exceeding 2 million and 700 thousand pounds.