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.


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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