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Primetel: Attempts to deceive mobile subscribers

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Primetel draws the attention of the public on the occasion of a new serious incident of attempting to deceive unsuspecting mobile subscribers in Cyprus. Clever people make calls from possibly fictitious numbers with the aim of deceiving them financially.

Annoying calls are made by national, but also numbers corresponding to different countries that change or switch to other numbers, in the usual practice of similar fraud cases. Experts try to extract sensitive personal data and information from subscribers by pretending to be employees of banks or multinational organizations (eg Microsoft, Amazon).

Primetel takes all necessary measures to protect its subscribers. Among other things, it applies a block to the numbers involved in each case. He also advises the public to be especially careful in case they receive such calls, as the phenomenon is likely to continue. In particular, it recommends to subscribers:

• Do not respond to or call back unknown numbers.

• Do not give their personal or other sensitive data, under any circumstances.

• To immediately inform the competent authorities (Office for Combating Cybercrime of the Police tel. 22607250 & 22808200, Citizen Contact Line tel. 1460), as well as their telecommunications provider.

Primetel subscribers can call 133 (Customer Service Center) free of charge or use one of the communication and service channels such as Facebook messenger, WhatsApp, Viber, email and Live chat.

Source: www.philenews.com

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