Bulgarian security agency, Interior Ministry, investigating e-mail campaign against two banks

Bulgaria’s State Agency for National Security and the Interior Ministry are investigating a campaign against two banks, after text messages and e-mails were sent in recent days to the media and other opinion leaders alleging that the banks were unstable and advising people to withdraw their deposits from them.

The campaign came some days after central Bulgarian National Bank placed Corporate Commercial Bank (CCB) under special supervision for three months, subsequently adding the bank’s acquisition Credit Agricole.

CCB asked to be put under special supervision in a letter sent to the BNB on June 20, notifying the central bank that it had stopped all payments and other bank operations because of insufficient liquidity, BNB said in a statement on June 22.

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