Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority raises monthly e-wallet top-up to SR20,000

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Updated 27 March 2020

Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority raises monthly e-wallet top-up to SR20,000

RIYADH: The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) has informed licensed Payment Services Providers (PSPs) in the Kingdom with its decision to raise the allowed top-up of the monthly ceiling limit for e-wallets up to SR20,000 ($5,325).

The decision was taken an additional precaution by the monetary authority against possible coronavirus transmission as well as boosting digital payment transactions.

“This should contribute to the hygiene of the users of the digital payments, and smoothen their payment transactions via e-wallets applications provided by those PSPs,” SAMA said in a statement. 


Saudi CERT warns against phishing attacks in relation to COVID-19

Updated 10 April 2020

Saudi CERT warns against phishing attacks in relation to COVID-19

JEDDAH: The Saudi Computer Emergency Response Team (Saudi CERT) has warned that people are using the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic to initiate online phishing scams and attempt to steal personal information.

“Be careful and beware of messages that you could receive from fake accounts under the name of  the Ministry of Health asking you to click on an unknown link,” Saudi CERT wrote on Twitter.

Saudi CERT shared a number of tips to avoid falling for such scams: “Continuously follow reliable news sources from the Ministry of Health’s official accounts, make sure that the messages received are from official accounts and check with the sender before opening anonymous links.”