The Malta Independent 15 April 2024, Monday
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Police warn of new scam texts circulating in Malta

Friday, 3 February 2023, 12:50 Last update: about 2 years ago

The police has warned the public that scammers are sending messages pretending to be from BOV in a new form of scam text circulating across Malta and Gozo.

The Malta Police Force posted a screenshot of the scam text on Facebook.

The text claims that the receiver's debit card has been locked and directs them to a link to verify their banking information.

The police are warning the public to ignore this scam and all similar texts.

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The scam is similar to another text that was being circulated by scammers pretending to be sending a message from another bank, HSBC.

The text would read that the person’s HSBC mobile account has been restricted, and that they must press on a link to verify their account.

Police had issued a warning on this scam last month, advising the public to ignore such texts.

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