CBO says keep away from prize calls

By Staff Reporter — MUSCAT: Dec. 12: The Central Bank of Oman (CBO) has warned citizens and residents in the Sultanate to keep away from fraud calls on fake cash prizes. The bank in a statement said it has been receiving a number of complaints from people in this regard. The bank said that the fraudsters generally pose as employees of certain telecom companies. The bank said these fraudsters generally seek some personal information, such as bank account numbers, debit and credit card numbers, PIN details and other confidential details. CBO has warned citizens and residents to be cautious and stay away from such calls as they have dubious intentions. Customers of telecom companies point out that they keep getting messages such as ‘You have won free tickets, free credit and other sops.’