Wed, 04/07/2021 – 09:29
SBM Bank (Mauritius) Ltd wishes to inform its customers and the public in general of scam attempts that have been noted recently as per below:
The fraudsters may approach you to purportedly offer loans and/or insurance products.
Fraudsters may use channels like SMS and VoIP calls to lure customers.
The fraudsters may use one or several of the following means to scam unsuspecting people:
Fake or compromised social media profiles are used to inform you that you may be eligible for a loan;
A bank or financial institution, or person allegedly close to its Management, may be associated to the scam in an attempt to give it a perception of credibility;
An upfront payment representing processing fees or insurance fees may, under false pretences, be requested for the facilitation of the loan process. It may also be stated that the upfront payment is refundable.
We strongly advise our customers and the public in general to take all necessary precautions against such scams.
In case of doubt, we invite you to contact our Customer Service on 202 1256 or by sending an email to [email protected]
SBM Bank (Mauritius) Ltd07 April 2021