15 Janaury 2021, Kathmandu
Phishing began by creating a fake Facebook page in the name of Nepal Bangladesh Bank said that it will provide 10,000 jobs.
A Facebook page has been launched under the name ‘Bank and Nepal and Bangladesh’ targeting Nepalese using the logo and name of Nepal Bangladesh Bank. The fake page has also been sponsored to reach all Nepali Facebook users.
The page states, ‘Bank of Nepal Bangladesh announces the need for 10,000 workers in all our branches in Nepal. Apply for the job now. If you are interested If you won’t work. Click on the link and register via the link.’
Clicking on the link requires verification of the Facebook account. The personal website opens. The page is in the Urdu language and appears to be operated from Iran. This job requires your Facebook login to fill out the form.
The ad says, ‘You only have to register once. If you registered earlier, do not re-register. The site may take longer to register. Don’t try it again. ‘
“If your head is different from these businesses, register and we will contact you,” the bank’s fake Facebook page said.
In the phishing ads, it has been asked to fill the application form saying that there will be no work in the bank and it will not be used.
The positions to be filled are Chemistry and Geology, Account Staff, Construction and Transport Workers, Marketing Representatives and Technicians, Craftsmen, Security Guards and Distributors, and Ammar Genitals and First and Second Class Drivers and Caregivers and Cooks and Buffet Workers.
The fake page also has jobs for students above 18 years of age. (You can apply your major suit to employment).
Most of the jobs called through the page are not even related to the bank.
Chief Information Officer and Spokesperson of Nepal Bangladesh Bank Suresh Devkota says that no such advertisement was made. He said he had no information about such a Facebook page and that it could be fake.
Lately, phishing using the logos of various well-known companies and organizations is on the rise in Nepal. Such phishing has been done by showing the temptation of employment and attractive gifts.
Many users have fallen prey to such offers. Phishers also run the risk of blackmailing users with user data and confidential information.