Internet fraud on the rise, police warn of phishing, impersonation

Internet fraud is on the rise in Cyprus, with police warning citizens to be vigilant, with phishing or spoofing being the most common practices, Philenews reports.

Phishing or impersonation involves using fake emails, text messages, or fake websites to steal your identity. Alternatively, it can be used to steal personal information such as credit card and bank account numbers, his PIN for debit cards, passwords for accounts, etc.

A spokesman for the Fighting Cybercrime Police said on Monday that it receives daily complaints from citizens who have been victimized or become recipients of bizarre phishing messages. Those who did not succumb to the tempting offer of getting a quick profit or receiving a parcel.

Andreas Anastassiades also said the proposal to invest in cryptocurrencies is a major concern for the Ministry of Finance in recent days. As he explained, international scammers mainly send messages on Instagram, saying, “Your friend (name) won after investing in cryptocurrency,” urging the recipient to invest as well. recommended to

Another cyber scam is an electronic message (e-mail) with the Cypriot Police or Greek Police logo, informing the recipient that they are involved in a case of child pornography and asking them to “fix the problem.” Invite to connect to the link. .

Some people joined the rink, but when asked to pay, they thankfully declined, said Anastasiades. Internet fraud on the rise, police warn of phishing, impersonation

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