The Central Bank of Oman (CBO) has warned the public not to disclose any banking or personal information to anyone or entity.
‘CBO DOES NOT ask/require the disclosure of any banking or personal information to any source or entity,’ a statement form CBO said. CBO stated that all licensed banks and exchange companies operating in Oman do not request the disclosure of any banking information such as the password, card number or account number.
‘Finance institutions do not ask for such information by calling or contacting through social media programmes or by sending text messages requesting direct access via links. Thus, whoever is exposed to such messages or communications must inform the authorities represented by the Royal Oman Police or their respective bank through the official contact details of such entity,’ CBO added.
Many people have been receiving messages and calls from unknown numbers asking them to update their accounts or their details.