The Police advises the public to be particularly careful regarding e-mails that falsely present the Police as the sender.
In particular, in messages that have been sent in the last few days via e-mail, a letter is included, in which the sender is presented, both in the text and in a signed stamp, the "General Secretary of the Interpol Police" and a member of Europol, as falsely stated in the letter. The letter includes logos of the Cyprus Police and Interpol.
The false letter up to the present stage is written in the Greek language and in it it is mentioned to the recipients that a case is being investigated against them regarding the offenses of child pornography and sexual abuse of minors. Through the messages and the fake letter, the perpetrators invite the recipients to reply to the sender, with a message to a specific email address mentioned in the letter.
The Police informs the public that, under no circumstances such messages sent by the Police to citizens or organizations. These messages constitute an attempt to deceive citizens. It is recommended that in case of receiving such messages, citizens inform the Police and avoid any communication or transaction through these malicious messages and the suspicious e-mail addresses mentioned in them.
* See a sample of the malicious letter