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Caution! They steal bank accounts over the phone – See how

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Caution! They steal bank accounts over the phone - See how

The Police recommends special attention to the public, for protection from fraudulent telephone calls made to citizens and aimed at extracting data from their bank accounts, as well as other personal data.

Recently, the Cybercrime Sub-Directorate has been receiving several new allegations of telephone fraud, with a number of citizens receiving telephone calls which appear to be made from Cyprus telephone numbers, which, however, are false. It is believed that the phone calls are made from abroad and in order to hide the real telephone numbers of the perpetrators, non-existent telephone numbers that are similar to the telephone numbers of Cyprus are used as a name.

The perpetrators, during their conversation with citizens who answer the phone calls, state the following in English: “this is the National Police. This is to let you know that illegal activity has been reported in connection with your identity. An international arrest warrant has been issued for your arrest. For more information press “1”.

Using this information of the citizens and their bank accounts, the perpetrators of the fraud are able to extract their personal data or their bank accounts.

The Police recommends special attention to the public that receives these phone calls and not to report to any person through telephone communication, any bank account details and other personal data.

Source: politis.com.cy

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