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Slovakia’s central bank warns about fraudulent SMS messages

Slovakia’s central bank, the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS), has issued a warning to the public concerning attempted fraud in a process it called "mishing", which the bank said is spreading mostly in the Czech Republic at the moment, the SITA newswire reported.

Slovakia’s central bank, the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS), has issued a warning to the public concerning attempted fraud in a process it called "mishing", which the bank said is spreading mostly in the Czech Republic at the moment, the SITA newswire reported.

"With so-called mishing, clients of financial institutions are notified by an SMS on their mobile phone of their alleged arrears and instructed to pay to a company to which they are a customer," the NBS told SITA.

The NBS elaborated that the SMS text contains a false account number that the arrears are to be paid to.

"This could be fraudulent action in some cases when a SMS sender was not a financial institution but a third person," stated the NBS. The central bank recommends that persons who receive such messages should check whether they really have come from their financial institution that the request for settlement of arrears is legitimate and accurate.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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