UNITED BULGARIAN BANK API EULA

Please read this License Agreement ("Agreement") carefully before clicking the "I Accept the Terms & Conditions" button.

By clicking the "I Accept the Terms & Conditions" button, you are agreeing to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement to use the APIs in the Sandbox.

If you do not agree to the terms of this Agreement, do not click on the "I Accept the Terms & Conditions" button and do not add the API to the list of APIs your application will access.

1. Definitions

When used in this Agreement with the initial letters capitalized, in addition to the terms defined elsewhere in this Agreement, the following terms have the following meanings:

∙ API means the UNITED BULGARIAN BANK’S (UBB) application programming interface;

∙ Intellectual Property Rights means all patents, copyright and related rights, trademarks, logo, service marks, trade, design rights, business and domain names, rights in trade dress or get-up, rights in goodwill or to sue for passing off, rights in designs, database rights, rights in confidential information (including know-how and trade secrets) and any other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications for, and renewals or extensions of, such rights, and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection in any part of the world.

∙ Sandbox is the software testing environment that enables the isolated execution of software or programs for independent evaluation, monitoring or testing. 

2. License

UBB grants you a limited,  non-transferable, non-exclusive, as-is, non sub licensable license

to use the API for the sole purpose of developing and testing your applications.

3. Restrictions

You shall not- 

∙ change or delete any copyright, trademark, tradename or other proprietary notices, legends, symbols, or labels appearing on or in the API;

∙ Disclose, share  or divulge any of the API specifications to any third party;

∙ Represent in any way that your application is approved, recommended or endorsed by us;

∙ Disable, or by pass any security protocols or measures or technical limitations of the APIs; 

∙ Modify, decompile, reverse engineer or otherwise alter the APIs;

∙ Participate or engage in any activity which restricts, hinders, impedes, interrupts or harms the API in any way or permits unauthorised access to the API;

∙ Use the API and the content thereon for any purpose other than those expressly permitted by these Terms of Use

UBB reserves the right to modify, suspend or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the APIs, with or without notice and without liability to you.

4. Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Rights 

4.1 We retain all Intellectual Property Rights with respect to UBB API’s,  including content and documentation and these may not be copied, transmitted or reproduced without our  prior consent. All Intellectual Property Rights and other rights in connection with the Portal  (including without limitation, information, graphics, software, text, sounds, images, trade marks, service marks, trade names and logos) are vested in us or our licensors.   You agree that you shall not obtain any Intellectual Property Rights, title or interest in the Portal other than in accordance with these Terms of Use.

4.2  You undertake not to do anything which would bring UBB or any of it trademarks, trade names, logos, or branding into disrepute or harm the reputation and goodwill of UBB.

4.3 You acknowledge and agree that we may independently develop or create applications, content or other services or products that may be similar to and/or compete with your applications and nothing in these Terms of Use shall prevent us from exploiting any such commercial opportunities.

5. Term and Termination

This Agreement shall remain in effect until terminated by you or UBB. 

UBB may, in its sole discretion, at any time and for any or no reason, suspend or terminate this Agreement with or without prior notice.

This Agreement will terminate immediately, without prior notice from UBB, in the event that you fail to comply with any provision of this Agreement. You may also terminate this Agreement by deleting the Application on our API.

Upon termination of this Agreement, you shall cease all use of the APIs on the Sandbox.

6. Severability

If any provision of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable or invalid, such provision will be changed and interpreted to accomplish the objectives of such provision to the greatest extent possible under applicable law and the remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect.

7. Amendments to this Agreement

UBB reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace this Agreement at any time. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion.

8. Applicable law and jurisdiction

The provisions of the Bulgarian law shall apply to this Agreement. Disputes betwen UBB and you related to, or arising from this Agreement shall, unless settled amicably between UBB and you, be brought for resolution before the competent Bulgarian court in Sofia, Bulgaria.

For a third consecutive year the ABB and Law Enforcement involved in a joint campaign against money “mules”

For a third consecutive year, the ABB and the Bulgarian Law Enforcement authorities participate in a European campaign dedicated to the fight against the money mules /European Money Mule Action – EMMA/.

Money mule is a person who transfers illegally acquired money between different payment accounts, often in different countries, and receives a commission for this activity. According to Europol statistics, in 95% of cases money mules are used to obtain unauthorized transactions funds acquired from previous cybercrime activity. Often funds are intended to finance other criminal activities and money laundering.

The campaign is organized by the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) at Europol and the EU Coordination Body for Judicial Cooperation – Eurojust, in a partnership with the European Banking Federation, to which the ABB is a member. Operational activities were conducted on the territory of 29 countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, Moldova, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States) and are aimed at preventing and counteracting financial crimes on the Internet facilitated through money mules.

1504 money mules, as well as 26,376 unauthorized transactions totaling around € 72.4 million, have been identified by Europol, more than 24,500 victims of crime have been identified and damages of € 36.1 million were prevented. 168 people were detained, 2409 were interrogated and 837 investigations were initiated. Тhe Bulgarian law enforcement authorities, according to information from the General Directorate Combating Organized Crime, 112 financial mules and 52 victims of criminal activity have been identified.

The banking sector supports the efforts of the police and prosecutors and contributes to the limitation and prevention of such fraudulent practices.

The ABB believes that cooperation between public authorities and the private sector at European level is crucial in combating money mules as criminals often operate cross-border. Therefore, the Association of Banks in Bulgaria successfully co-operates with the law enforcement agencies, both in Bulgaria and at European level, in order to conduct information campaigns on the risks and threats related to financial mules. These campaigns are aimed at helping Internet users to distinguish between suspicious and potentially dangerous announcements that seek to recruit “mules” with promises of easy profits. One of the main means of preventing such offenses is raising awareness on the issue.

How to protect yourself and what you should do in case you get an email with questionable content requesting your personal information, for example, your bank account, or in case you have suspicions that someone is trying to involve you in illegal activities – refer to the information brochures and videos below that provide more details about money muling.