Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)
Recently there has been a rapid increase in the number of solicitations for money transfer through suspicious websites, text messages, and emails disguised as legitimate financial institutions and other legitimate organizations.
JBIC has been notified of suspicious text messages and emails with subject lines that read "Japan Bank for International Cooperation" or "JBIC." These fraudulent text messages and emails ask recipients to access a suspicious website to make digital asset (cryptocurrency) transactions. It has also been reported that text messages and emails from senders that impersonate JBIC’s officers or employees induce recipients to transfer money on the pretext of a penalty for breach of contract.
We never ask individuals with whom we do not have business, by means of telephone, text message, email, social media, visits, or other means, to transfer money to our account, make withdrawals from their accounts, etc. If you receive any web addresses, text messages, or emails that are suspicious, from unknown sources, or that contain information you do not recognize, we ask that you delete them immediately without replying, forwarding, or opening a link or attachment file. If you reply to such text messages or emails, you might be involved in crimes such as fraud and extortion. Additionally, if you open an attachment file or link contained in such text messages or emails, your computer might be infected with malware or viruses, or your personal information might be stolen. We advise that you be fully alert.