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Vietnam bank warns of fraud via impersonation

Tuesday, April 07, 2015, 18:00 GMT+7

A major bank in Vietnam has issued a warning about fraudsters posing as bankers to try to con people out of money via phone calls.

There have been some people making calls to many mobile phone subscribers and claiming to be Vietcombank employees for fraudulent purposes, said the bank, which is the fourth biggest lender in the country by assets with VND530.22 trillion (US$24.9 million).

These people then told their potential victims that they had been chosen as the winners of a promotional program of the bank with very high-value prizes, Vietcombank said.

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