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Thursday, 15 November 2018 - 7:32
Central Bank gives another reminder regarding email scams
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Sri Lanka's Central Bank said that its attention has been drawn to recent grievances received from the general public regarding financial scams spreading through phishing emails and social media messages.

The Central Bank has noticed that the image of its Head Office building, its logo, and names of senior officials of the bank, are being used by scammers and fraudsters to solicit money from the public by disguising such scams as being sent from a trustworthy entity.

Recipients of these emails are informed of having won a large cash prize in foreign currency through a mobile number draw or through a certain well-known international brand promotional campaign and are persuaded to deposit certain amount of funds to claim the prize.

In this regard, the Central Bank said it wishes to inform the general public that the CBSL has no involvement with such reward schemes.

CBSL has already reported this matter to relevant Law enforcement authorities for necessary action.

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