The National Bank of Georgia has notified the public about an increase in the number of cases of phishing, urging customers to use caution while sharing their personal and financial data online.
The NBG reported a number of recent cases where customers of its services were contacted by unknown individuals via mobile applications, adding the callers offered them services and sent them links to websites where users would be asked to fill out credit card and other personal data.
After the users entered their personal and card details on the links, their bank accounts became compromised to unknown individuals, resulting in financial losses for them,” the NBG said.
The Bank encouraged the public not to enter their personal information on “suspicious websites” provided by unknown individuals, and to avoid carrying out banking or transactions on such pages.
The NBG said it “occasionally provides” consumers with warnings and educational information on frequently used financial fraud schemes through materials posted on their official website and other resources.